On caregivers, faith, family, and writing…

Be courageous

Since I write non-fiction about my own life, and the life of my family and friends, I’m often a little scared about what kind of reaction my musings might evoke. I try to follow my own advice about how to write a memoir without being disowned, and so far, the reactions have been positive.

There was one time, though, that the positive reactions scared me a little. I wrote a post during Mom’s last days called “The Healing Power of Spring, Harleys, and Riding Mowers.” Several people commented that I made them feel as if they were on the bike with me. What scared me was that I didn’t know what I had done to make this particular post different from others I had written–and if I didn’t know how I did it, how was I going to repeat it.

The fear doesn’t stop me from writing. On the contrary it spurs me on to write in a way that moves people as only the written word can.

Write on!!




Comments on: "When Writing, Be Courageous | by Linda Brendle" (2)

  1. MRS N, the Author said:

    Love this! I find that when I am afraid of writing something that just propels me to try it. I mean, the worst thing that can happen is that no one will like it. Sometimes we have to just go for it! 🙂

    • When I first started letting people read what I wrote, I was scared to death they wouldn’t like it. Then, I discovered that a few rejections didn’t kill me! 🙂 As always, thanks for stopping by!

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