Did your mother, like mine, tell you never to draw attention to yourself? Well, of course, she was right. None of us likes someone who always needs to be the center of attention. (Especially that orange-haired bloke whose name shall not be mentioned.) Maybe in the days of reality TV certain people garner a lot of idle talk, but I’d rather my name be spoken with respect. But back to mother’s advice.
She was right, except when it comes to writing–or any other passionate pursuit, for that matter. Sometimes you have to give it your all, go for it with gusto, and the page is a place where you can leave it all–emotion, color, absolute abandon. The wonderful thing is that in the editing stage you can always dial it back, if necessary, but few writers died saying, I sure wish I had written with less passion. So, just for today, go for the glory. Take up every inch of space. Make love to that page. I double-dare you.
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