3 Qualities Every Writer Must Possess
This last Sunday I channeled surfed my way into a snippet of Oprah Winfrey interviewing author Susan Monk Kidd–best know for her bestselling The Secret Life of Bees. I was about to continue my channel migration when Kidd mentioned attending a seminar… workshop… speech… or something like that hosted by Maya Angelou years ago. I paused, hoping for some great words of wisdom and wasn’t disappointed.
I don’t have a direct quote so I’m going to paraphrase what I remember:
There are three qualities which are essential to be a writer…
- You got to have something to say.
- You got to have the ability to say it.
- You got to have the courage to say it all.
Sounds simple, right? I especially love the third quality. It’s not just enough to put yourself out there, but you have to say it all.
How powerful, how awesome is that?
Wise Bear Digital Digest: Vol. 2, Issue No. 28
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