Why Being A Writer Is Incredibly Brave

By on October 19, 2017
Why Being A Writer Is Incredibly Brave - Writer's Life.org

It’s sometimes easy to forget how incredibly brave it is to choose to be a writer. We can get so caught up in the negativity and worry - the writer’s block, the rejection, how much competition there is, how difficult it is to sell our books, that we can all too easily sidestep the fact that actually, we are doing something pretty amazing.

Writers are:


Writers are experts at ‘getting back in the saddle.’ Even the very best of us gets knocked down - by publishers, by agents, by critics, by trolls, by ourselves. But when we do we know that there is no point in scurrying away to a dark corner to lick our wounds but instead to learn, to get better and to just keep trying.


Writers know all too well that they might never get the results they want from their work. But they keep trying anyway. If something doesn’t work, they’ll take another look at it or try another route. If someone tells them they are not good enough, they’ll keep searching, and hope that eventually, they will get their chance to shine.


Writers are passionate about what they do. Even when it’s tough, and they are unsure of themselves, they remain committed to their writing, find time for their writing and always remember that they love what they do.


Writers are fearless, courageous and brave. They are willing to explore their deepest emotions, to battle their demons to be vulnerable in ways that most people would shudder at.


Writers don’t mind trying new things, in fact, they embrace it. They are happy to give new styles, new techniques, new genres, new voices all a go, and they’ll try their best. They know that trial and error, being open to learning and not afraid to try new things could make them a better writer, so they will always try to gain as many experiences and experiment in as many ways as possible.

Problem solvers

Writers face many obstacles in their journey, time and time again. There are always hurdles to climb over, but they don’t shy away from problems or give up, they instead work out how to solve their  problems, how to make things work, and keep going no matter what.


Writers have incredible patience. Whether it’s waiting to hear back from a publisher, the patience and resolve it takes to write and edit a book in the first place, or just the patience and quiet belief they have inside themselves to keep on writing.

Followers of dreams

How many people can say they truly follow their dreams? Writers can and should be so proud of themselves for making it happen. Who cares about fame and fortune when you are taking that risk to do what you love?

Saying, “I am a writer,” and truly believing in it is scary, but also liberating and genuinely courageous. So next time you have a day where you feel your writing isn’t going well, or the next time you get a rejection or a bad review or have those niggling self-doubts, read this and remember just how brave you are!

Why Being A Writer Is Incredibly Brave - Writer's Life.org

Why Being A Writer Is Incredibly Brave - Writer's Life.org

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One Comment

  1. Adilson Tavares

    October 20, 2017 at 6:03 am

    Well, AS a writer, Language student and Language teacher I am learning a lot with this advice.
    I am learning because writing is something different from speaking. While in speaking we do not need too many words to express what we mean, writing we need to project.
    In Writing we need to make sure our reader, he or she can feel, smell, touch what we mean trought pen or pencil which is not easy to do for many people.
    Anyone of us can try but few of us will succeed delivering the message:
    I have to confess that now I am more aware of the role I play AS a writer because I learnt the grammar both intuitively and overtly.
    Learning to read and write now seems to be better because I tried and I tried.
    Also as a student and as a teacher of a foreigner language I did, do and I continue to pry more and more what I can do to reach my audience.
    What is more interesting is that I like to read good authors which in turn inspire me.
    REgarding the reading of the books I read they really capture my mind. The books I chose to read really very much interests me.
    Another thing is that writing reflects our thinking style. THe more we write the better we can become.
    My style of writing I considered to be simple and easy to get but I try hard to get the skill of writing which is through reading.
    REgarding my reading abillities I am constantly looking for the best clues in the book to inspire me.
    Now I am studying to get my PHD in Education and Teaching and i am all the time in the world of literature reading.
    To finish I hope that I will be an effective writer with your help.

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