Fear isn’t always a bad thing. Having no fear is great. But doing something even when you’re afraid, that’s courageous.
As writers we are the barer of all news, of truth, and of the tough conversations no one wants to have or even be conscious of. Heck, I don’t even wanna be conscious of some of the stuff I’ve researched for writing. When we write, we shouldn’t always be comfortable. I mean there’s a time a place for it, but if we have the gift and determination to get a work out (especially a novel), shouldn’t we creep outside of our own comfort zones?
I mean writing should be the place we allow ourselves to get loud. It should be our place of freedom. Of releasing all the limitations placed on us by social standards. Sometimes doing this by zooming in on the truth in some creative way.
I say all that to say, be courageous creative writers. Speak about the hard stuff even with fear in chest. Speak about the truths that hide in plain sight. The ones we fought for years ago but have grown too tired to care for anymore. There’s a million reasons to write, but the best reasons are the ones that make us better human beings than we were yesterday.