BEFORE YOU QUIT WRITING, READ THIS! exists to keep you writing. A collection of 23 original stories and strategies from writers around the world who each wish to encourage you to experience a rewarding creative journey, BEFORE YOU QUIT WRITING, READ THIS! is resource of motivation and personal inspiration that you can open at any instance of your creative journey when you hear that voice in the back of your head that tells you, "Quit. Quit now."
This book exists because that voice is a liar. And that voice is telling you to quit only because you're scared.
In BEFORE YOU QUIT WRITING, READ THIS!, these 23 authors have but one message to share with you: “Friend, please do not quit.”
They know what it's like to face down their fears and be tempted by quitting the writing game altogether. It's because we all, as writers, must face ourselves and our truth from what we create and share. We cannot write for writing's sake, but endure a long battle with our own fear. But we as human beings don't like to admit that we're afraid. We don't like to admit that to strangers on the street, let alone to friends and family or lovers who care so deeply for us. Hell, we don't like to admit that to ourselves. So, we rifle off one-hundred excuses, valid as they may be, and countless more reasons and circumstances and other rationales to validate, quantify and qualify all of our natural fears and worries.
The fear says to you that no one is reading your words, and it claims that no one ever will. But in the back of your mind you say, “Perhaps they're not reading because I'm not sharing, or not sharing enough, or not sharing enough of the truth that's etched in my soul and dying to be unleashed.”
BEFORE YOU QUIT WRITING, READ THIS! exists because we are all experiencing these same battles, friend. It's because we're scared. We’re unsure. And because the path before us is uncertain. You’re probably just feeling a bit alone in your journey — a curious, unsure adventure that’s calling you forth, but riddled with so many question marks. You know the journey I’m referring to: the one that entices you with dreams that dance each slumber with your midnight thinker; it's the promise of a better, healthier, happier life, full of love and joy that keeps begging you to start walking towards it. You just don't know how to get there — let alone where it all might lead once you start walking towards it.
In the face of these trials comes BEFORE YOU QUIT WRITING, READ THIS!: the bible upon your nightstand and the coaster under your mug of morning coffee. This book exists to keep you writing, motivated, and determined to live and love your creative journey, every step of the way. It is an invocation to keep writing every single day and night, in spite of your doubts, your worries, the circumstances, and every ounce of adversity you’ll ever face.
If you're a writer who wishes to experience a more positive, rewarding journey throughout your life,