Posted by: codecalla | November 15, 2017

Courage

What does courage mean?  Does it mean facing our deepest fears and coming out unscathed?  Does it mean running away, and then turning back again?  Courage happens in the smallest acts.  For a writer, it means braving the loneliness of writing, listening to the characters’ voices, and making decisions or following their lead.

For now, my courage means moving forward, listening to the Muse, and trusting that my words, like arrows, will find their niche.

So I will string my bow, lift my arm, and try not to thwapp my forearm or cheek with the string as I release “my word hoard”–thank you, Beowulf.


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