Encouragement Pages 05/18/2020

Find your pens.

Toni Morrison said that writers do their best work in the dark. And indeed, the times we are in now, are increasingly devoid of light. Do not despair! You are a writer! You have the light.

You are light.

Thought paper, screen and voice you have the power and capacity to record, confront and rewrite! You mustn’t lose hope… you are the hope.

Find your pens.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-04/29/2020- Writers Lie (1)

There are certain things writers aren’t always honest about. And the things we aren’t honest about–we lie about. The biggest lie we tell ourselves as writers is ‘I’ll write it down later.’

I’ll write it down later’ is the biggest lie a writer will tell.

Why do we tell this massive lie, you ask?

We tell it because it’s easier than admitting we won’t make time to write down what we need to. Which is hard.

Writers, today make it the last time you lie to yourself about what you need to write.

Make the time…before you run out of it.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris