“Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.” — Barbara Kingsolver

This is something I have to tell other writers all the time. Not in these exact words, of course, but the gist of it: Write what you want to say. People undervalue their own ideas and thoughts. Sure, they’re not necessarily significant… Read more“Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.” — Barbara Kingsolver

“Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.” — Barbara Kingsolver

This is something I have to tell other writers all the time. Not in these exact words, of course, but the gist of it: Write what you want to say. People undervalue their own ideas and thoughts. Sure, they’re not necessarily significant… Read more“Don’t try to figure out what other people want to hear from you; figure out what you have to say. It’s the one and only thing you have to offer.” — Barbara Kingsolver