Matt. 10: 26 Fear them not therefore: for there is nothing covered, that shall not be revealed; and hid, that shall not be known.
A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs, jolted by every pebble in the road.
--Henry Ward Beecher
Find the key emotion; this may be all you need know to find your short story.
--F. Scott Fitzgerald
The writer who cares more about words than about story – characters, action, setting, atmosphere – is unlikely to create a vivid and continuous dream; he gets in his own way too much; in his poetic drunkenness, he can't tell the cart – and its cargo – from the horse.
I have a duty to speak the truth as I see it and share not just my triumphs, not just the things that felt good, but the pain, the intense, often unmitigated pain. It is important to share how I know survival is survival and not just a walk through the rain.
Sharing our stories can also be a means of healing. Grief and loss may isolate us, and anger may alienate us. Shared with others, these emotions can be powerfully uniting, as we see that we are not alone, and realize that others weep with us.
--Susan Wittig Albert
No one is asking, let alone demanding, that you write. The world is not waiting with bated breath for your article or book. Whether or not you get a single word on paper, the sun will rise, the earth will spin, the universe will expand. Writing is forever and always a choice - your choice.
--Beth Mende Conny
He who fears he shall suffer, already suffers what he fears.
--Michel de Montaigne
You are a bundle of mysteries. Finding and conquering yourself is a lifetime task. There are unplumbed depths in you full of the rich ore of personal discovery. Explore yourself! There is power in you - the power to change yourself and to change the world; the power to create plans, projects, movements for the common good; the power to inspire and serve.
Write because it fills you with joy. Read because it releases pain. Love because that is what God intended.