Motivational Monday

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This quote is by an amazing author, Anne Lamott. I have immense respect for this lady as a person and even more as a writer. She is not only a master of words, but is also writes unapologetically. I don't mean she is mean or rude or purposefully nasty or harsh about things, but she writes with such conviction and honesty that is nothing short of inspiring.

This quote perfectly sums up her attitude when it comes to writing her novels, and I think we can all learn something from this, especially those of us that are writers and storytellers. We can't be afraid to tell the truth, even if it paints certain people in a bad light. We can't be afraid to pronounce the reality of things for fear of hurting someone's feelings, what good is that going to do anyone? If it's the truth, then tell it. Don't hold back. If the people in your life didn't want to be portrayed in a negative light, then they wouldn't have acted negatively.

This is one thing I'm growing to learn as a writer. I can not be unjustly harsh toward a person or situation, but I can tell the truth. I've always been afraid of what people will think of me if I write the hard truth, especially the hard truth that may put someone in a bad light. But if it's significant, it is of the utmost importance to share the truth, especially as a writer, and that is something I am learning to do. To be confident enough in my experiences to share the good and bad sides of things, and not be afraid of people getting mad at me or judging me for that. 

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