"Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely essential."
I'd like to clarify. You can write a story and not have guts. But those really great stories? Those take a huge amount of guts to write! It takes guts to put yourself out there in the way needed to tell the story you're trying to tell, or to get inside a character's head you don't love being in. Sometimes it takes guts to put a character you love into an awful situation. Heck, it takes guts to write a lot of things when you step back and think about all the people that could potentially read it.
And sometimes, you get an idea for a story that is huge. Way bigger than you feel you can tackle. One that will stretch you further than you think you can go. It takes a huge amount of guts to attempt those kinds of stories.
Whew! It's a good thing that guts grow on trees!
Oh, wait. They don't. Unless you count this:
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Were you born with the kind of guts it takes to write, or have you had to develop them along the way?
Oh, and speaking of guts, have a cookie with some mighty tasty guts. ;)
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Have a fabulous weekend, everyone!