Tuesday Tidbits #25



Welcome to the limited series, Tuesday Tidbits. A collection of quotes to provide inspiration, determination, and elevation. I hope you find something that brightens your day!


As writers, we often see ourselves as our own worst critics. Nobody judges us as harshly as we judge ourselves. But the internal critique of our work is always given with the intent to perfect and hone our art. Even if the intent remains the same, the critical words of others still hold a sting to them. Even when capitulated to the realm of opinion, the words still hold some pain. We must be aware of what our criticisms hold. But more importantly, when they should be given and when they should not.



Is keeping the truth hidden the same as telling a lie? It feels that way when the truth is hidden from us, and much less so when we are the ones hiding it. The truth untold is just a lie less bold.



My best work comes when I am well within my comfort zone. But I cannot grow there. Growth is found when I am most uncomfortable.



Some of our greatest writing starts with but one simple line or phrase. Sometimes it is just one word or a specific mental picture. Sometimes it is just one throbbing emotion desperate for release. All fully formed in the mind and seeking articulation. But the body of the work will only come from sheer creativity, determination, will, and stubbornness.



Great words are like honey. They stick to you, feed you, and never spoil.



Anthropomorphism is a uniquely wonderful way to create an understanding, evoke an emotion, or develop a connection for the reader. It is an innate tendency of human psychology and should be used to its fullest advantage, but never over-used.



I enjoy writing poetry whose subject is an historical event. The research fuels my passion to learn. The writing fuels my passion to create. But it cannot be the retelling of old news. There must be some facet or little-known fact that breathes a newness into a well-known story.



Now get out there and write something!




15 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #25”
  1. Good morning Brad. Excellent post. Now can I have number 3? 😊
    Have a beautiful day my friend.

  2. beth says:

    Deep thoughts on a Tuesday morning, and inspirational too, a bonus

  3. sudrakarma says:

    Learned the first one the hard way…like everything else. ; )

  4. Thank you so much, Brad ❤️

  5. Jim Borden says:

    many of my posts start with a simple idea, but you are right, that’s not enough. you need to put in the time and effort to fully express that idea and share it with others…

  6. Francisco Bravo Cabrera says:

    Even though I got to Tuesdays Tidbits on Wednesday morning, I loved it! Great thoughts, great insights and a great message. Love this series and thank you! Have a great day my friend!

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