Finding the courage to write does not involve erasing or “conquering” ones fears.  Working writers aren’t those who have eliminated their anxiety.  They are the ones who keep scribbling while their heart races and their stomach churns.  — Ralph Keyes

24 thoughts on “Ralph Keyes Quote

  1. This is a cool quote for the smarts. I advise us all to flow with this quote. Thanks for sharing.

  2. Very deep. I do agree with you my friend. You must overcome all obstacles for you to finish your work. Being a writer is hard but fulfilling.

  3. Wow, I can’t imagine all what passes by the body and mind of a writter in his/her creative process.

  4. Wow, having courage to write does not involve erasing or “conquering” ones fears but keeps writing because it’s the blood that flows in you. You can’t just feel good without it.

  5. You are right, the huddles and obstacles should be an experience that makes your work unique. Never stop but keep writing

  6. Just the exact desciption. Its so hard to write without feeling the content that you are writing.

  7. A little bit confusing but I agree. For me though courage is not about having the absence of FEAR but what we do while in it. My own spin on the quote. Ha ha.

  8. Nice quote, same with life things are neither here or there. You just have to move with time.

  9. I work with a publishing industry and I spoke with authors. I am with them when they are still creating their manuscripts. They have struggles and inorder to finish their bool they really need to have inspiration.

  10. You are correct and hurdles should be an experience from which you can learn. You need to write consistently.

  11. Writers go through challenges like everyone else. What sets them apart is their resolve to keep writing no matter what.

  12. Thank you for this touching quote. It can be a good motivation for any writer on the verge of giving up!

  13. I’ll definitely be saving this quote. I’ll be referring to it whenever I have writer’s block.

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