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Describe a Time When You Found the Courage to Write: From Our Readers (Comment for a Chance at Publication)

This post announces our latest From Our Readers ask: Describe a time when you found the courage to write. Comment for a chance at publication in a future issue of Writer's Digest.

Our upcoming July/August issue is focused on bravery. So, we would love to know about a time when you were brave enough to write something that challenged you emotionally, creatively, or otherwise.

From Our Readers

Our formal ask: Describe a time when you found the courage to write.

Bravery, much like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. It can take all sorts of forms and might not be obvious to the casual viewer. But anyone in a creative field knows that it takes a good amount of bravery to pursue the love of their craft.

Most recently, I found I had to be extra brave while participating in the 2021 Flash Fiction February Challenge here on the WD site. On top of committing to writing an entire draft of a story every day for 28 days, I knew I was writing first-drafts (most of which would come out, as most first drafts do, below my expectations) and that I'd be posting them specifically for other writers to view. In a strange way, it felt like stage fright! But I was still able to buckle down and complete the challenge, writing a new flash fiction piece every day in February and coming out with many pieces I'd love to revise.

Share your answers with us in the comments below for a chance to be published in the July/August 2021 issue of Writer's Digest.

Here are the guidelines:

  • Provide an answer to the ask "Describe a time when you found the courage to write” in the comments below.
  • Answers can be funny, weird, poignant, thought-provoking, entertaining, etc.
  • Remember to include your name as you would like it to appear in print.
  • Deadline for commenting this time around is April 21, 2021.
  • Only comments shared below will be considered for publication, though feel free to share your answers on social media with the following hashtags: #WDReaders and #WritingAchievement.

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