Sunday, February 7, 2010

Motivational Quote from J.K. Rowling

"It is our choices...that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities." - J. K. Rowling

Well, if you can't take advice from the creator of Harry Potter, who should you take advice from?

J.K. Rowling went from living on welfare to multi-millionaire in the span of a few short years. Who better than her to talk about choices?

Choices have a lot to do with writing.

* You can choose to sit down and write...or not

* You can choose to have confidence in your work...or not

* You can choose to manage your time better so you can make room in your schedule for writing...or not

* You can choose to ignore those feelings of self-doubt and fear...or not

* You can choose to set goals that will help you move forward in your writing career...or not

As Rowling says, the choices we make, are a better indicator of who we are than our abilities. Weak dialogue, telling instead of showing, a boring plot, and cardboard characters can all be fixed with the proper amount of constructive feedback, practice, and instruction. But if you never make the choice to believe in yourself and chase after that dream of becoming a writer, then it really doesn't matter.

Who do you choose to be?

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