The Saturday Writing Quote — on fear

“[T]he more we try to pretend that fear doesn’t and shouldn’t exist, the more we hurt our own chances to create whatever it is [we] dream about. … I don’t think fear is a shameful thing that we must rid ourselves of. It is a natural part of taking the risks that writers do. And the logical reaction to fear should indeed be bravery.”

Dan Blank, media consultant and teacher, on Writer Unboxed

“To live a creative life, we need to lose our fear of being wrong.”

— Joseph Chilton Pearce, American child educator and author, b. 1926