Thursday, February 23, 2012

Say it!

"If something inside you is real, we will probably find it interesting, and it will probably be universal. So you must risk placing real emotion at the center of your work. Write straight into the emotional center of things. Write towards vulnerability. Don’t worry about appearing sentimental. Worry about being unavailable; worry about being absent or fraudulent. Risk being unliked. Tell the truth as you understand it. If you’re a writer, you have a moral obligation to do this. And it is a revolutionary act — truth is always subversive."
Anne Lamott, Bird by Bird

I liked this so much I stole it from fellow blogger Mallory Brooks. I'm shameless!


  1. Lola, though not a writer, I think this is good advice for anyone. In the relationships of our life, we should risk vulnerability and speak truth from the center of our being.

  2. Indeed, you are correct, Bob. Thanks for your comment!