Sunday, February 10, 2008


I was browsing through the bookstore one day (something I often do for inspiration) and noticed an artist had displayed his paintings inside the store. I was thinking that this was a bold move on the artist's part because there must have been some inner dialogue going on about what others might say, etc.

This man probably had an expectation of people hating or loving his work. But, to him, it was important that he took the chance and let others see it.

Of course, this applies to writing as well.

How many times have we all been afraid to send out work because of what others might think? It's all subjective, isn't it? What one person doesn't like, another one will.

This all goes back to taking a chance and getting past that fear. No, not everyone will like what you create, but how are you able to reach those people who might like it if you don't give it a shot? At least you should try.

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