Saturday Sayings – Create

English: Exterior view. Bronze tympanum, by Ol...
Bronze tympanum, by Olin L. Warner, representing Writing above main entrance doors. Library of Congress Thomas Jefferson Building, Washington, D.C.

As a writer watching my son survive college writing classes,

knowing his personality and his wrong language tendencies,

I’ve concluded that, at least sometimes,

we cushion our message in “thesaurus words” because we fear a harsh reaction.

Only a long time writer knows:

no matter how you cushion it,

harsh reactions will spring up.

When creating matters more to me than my ego,

then it improves.


photo credit: wikipedia

Published by Katharine

Katharine is a writer, speaker, women's counselor, and professional mom. Happily married over 50 years to the same gorgeous guy. She loves cooking amazing homegrown food, celebrating grandbabies, her golden-egg-laying hennies, and watching old movies with popcorn. Her writing appears at Medium, Arkansas Women Bloggers, Contently, The Testimony Train, Taste Arkansas, Only in Arkansas, and in several professional magazines and one anthology.

6 thoughts on “Saturday Sayings – Create

  1. Kind of an ouch moment, reading this. I’ve been told often that my tone in my writing is often too apologetic and conciliatory. Hm. Why do you always have to make me think?! 🙂

    1. Oh, such a tightrope we walk! Not wanting to offend deliberately, but knowing anything, anytime, can be offensive to anyone. Makes it seem useless to try, but Oh, how important to try!

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