14 Writing Situations Requiring Courage #writers #courage


1. Talking about something you have written.

2. Letting someone else read your story.

3. Admitting that you write in your spare time.

4. Posting a short story or excerpt from your novel on your blog.

5. Writing something from another genre for the first time.

6. Writing something which takes you out of your comfort zone.

7.  Sending out your draft manuscript for review for the first time.

8. Admitting that you have a blog.

9. Self publishing your work.

10. Sending your work off to a publisher.

11. Giving another writer constructive feedback.

12. Accepting constructive feedback on your work and working through it.

13. Having confidence in your own work.

14. Following your writing dream!


And now as we are all thinking about courage, here is a fab quote:

“Be fearless. Have the courage to take risks. Go where there are no guarantees. Get out of your comfort zone even if it means being uncomfortable. The road less traveled is sometimes fraught with barricades bumps and uncharted terrain. But it is on that road where your character is truly tested And have the courage to accept that you’re not perfect nothing is and no one is — and that’s OK.”
Katie Couric



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31 thoughts on “14 Writing Situations Requiring Courage #writers #courage

      1. You’ve written that before and now I feel like I have to say something.

        Also, I do not recommend EVER publishing excerpts until you are in the pre-publishing process. Not without a copyright notice.

      2. A lot of people worry about promoting their work when there’s nothing completed and they don’t have representation or any knowledge of how publishing works. If an agent Googles you and finds that you’ve been doing all of this years in advance, they might very well lose interest. That’s how a lot of people end up self-publishing. Some, not all.

  1. Haha! 😀 ” Admitting that you have a blog.” I don’t think I do this often. (Ever.) Great list. I’m pretty good with most of these except: “Sending your work off to a publisher.” Hate this process.

      1. It’s not scary. Not really. It’s kind of annoying (I probably am not doing myself any favors here) with all the rules. Everyone wants something very specific and very different as far as fonts, formatting, queries, no queries, attachment, no attachments…It’s dizzying. But, that said, with your writing, you should really get your stuff out there. If you want. 🙂

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