OctPoWriMo Day 7, Dear Writer

Dear Writer,


Practice everyday

even when words evade

Let them rise from you

your heart, your soul, your brain

Take risks, pour out despair

Care to create your truth

for there’s no one else who can

Write about what matters to you

for your passion will show

Write about what you know

and what you don’t

Play in the land of make-believe

Create worlds you wish to visit

make them vividly real on paper.


But mostly dear writer,

Listen to criticism, take what’s true

but never let it own you

so you never write again.

The same for rejections.

Don’t reject yourself.

Dream daily

Be sensitive

But never ever quit.


Signed, Someone Just Like You


Sascha Darlington

8 thoughts on “OctPoWriMo Day 7, Dear Writer

  1. It’s true, Sascha, lots of good advice. I want to do better, not like the old days when I printed and burned every rejection. “Dear Person, thank you for your manuscript, we used it to wrap the chicken bones.” Alright, I made that up, but it can be hard to keep up the writing effort when it interferes with other vital activities like… alcohol and television. Wait on, I don’t have a television, but there is a bottle of Pinot Gris in the fridge.

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