Tuesday Tidbits #26



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!


When you follow the rule that “if you don’t have anything nice to say, then don’t say anything”, you relinquish your honesty to silence. I would rather hear a hurtful truth than a quiet lie.



Sometimes we finish a piece of work and find it to be much less than we had hoped for. As writers we have some options. Can we save it? Can we edit, polish and commit more time to it to get it to where we want it to be? Or do we take all the time we spent getting this far and throw it in the trash to start anew? We see our attempts as our children, dear, precious, loved, and birthed by great effort. That is why we hold on sometimes when we are better served by letting go.



Edison tried over one thousand times to invent the incandescent lightbulb. He had to fail a thousand times before he brought a great light upon the world. Should we as artists be any less diligent?



Sometimes we look to our past and find the inspiration that causes words to follow. The words are rarely written in some vain attempt to hold onto our past. More often than not, they are written as a way of letting go.



Outside of working in collaboration, writing is an individual endeavor. And success or failure lands squarely on our own shoulders alone. You cannot share the fame, any more than you can share the blame.



I enjoy adding a touch of the Olde English in certain works. It lends to the atmosphere a certain sense of antiquity that pairs well with the right subject. It also comes with the added benefit of making it easier to meet with certain requirements of rhyme scheme and meter. ‘Tis a good tool, if e’er it’d be thine.



The worst words we could ever possibly write are still better than the greatest words that never find their ink.




Now get out there and write something!




10 Responses to “Tuesday Tidbits #26”
  1. beth says:

    i agree about writing about the past, it’s a way to revisit it and put it to rest.

  2. Great tidbits for this Tuesday my friend. I agree fully, you don’t have to be silent, the truth can be massaged and manipulated but eventually its real face must surface, hurtful as it may be. And yes, your words should be written, perseverance is our ally and you’ve written a fantastic post as usual Brad, thank you!

  3. Jim Borden says:

    ’tis a good post, Brad, me lad…

  4. Michael Milonopoulos says:

    Love the Tuesday Tidbits! Great start yo my day.

  5. kristianw84 says:

    All are so lovely, inspiring, and insightful; just like you! 😘😘

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