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

6 thoughts on “Saturday Sayings – Create

  1. faerylandmom says:

    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?! 🙂

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