“rebellious refusal to please”
“[Literary/commercial fiction] is personal, impassioned, and even downright quirky, yet through its rebellious refusal to please, it paradoxically achieves universal appeal. It panders to no one. It speaks to everyone.”
Writing 21st Century Fiction: High Impact Techniques for Exceptional Storytelling
No more pleasing the people because I’m afraid of [ ]. No more writing for ratings.
I will write TO God, FOR God.
I will write with excellence.
I will write with dignity.
I will use God-given talent.
I will follow God-given instincts.
I will write what I know.
I will write because there is HOPE.
“That’s the kind of fiction I dream of writing. And you?” [Patti Hill, Novel Matters]
Hopefully this will be a bit of a New year inspiration to you. If you aren’t specifically a writer, insert whatever your calling is. I’d love to hear what you’d like to add to this list! Post it on a comment below…