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50 Inspiring Articles on Writing that Could Change Your Life

The first quality that is needed is audacity.  – Winston Churchill (Tweetable)

I am pleased to announce the publication of The Audacity to be a Writer: 50 Inspiring Articles on Writing that Could Change Your Life.

It’s a compilation of Positive Writer’s most popular articles and guest posts published on blogs such as: Goins Writer, The Write Practice, Helping Writers Become Authors and Bestseller Labs. Several brilliant bloggers who published their work on Positive Writer are included. Bloggers who you’re likely familiar with…

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(This collection of articles will never (ever) be found all together anywhere else other than in this book.)

In every artist there is a touch of audacity without which no talent is conceivable.  — Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (Tweetable)

Writing can be a frightening thing.

A writer is an audacious person, a person courageous enough to put herself out there and risk exposure. (Tweetable)

But writing is not what you do. It’s who you are. You are a writer. It’s your life.

Your calling.

It’s only when we have nothing else to hold onto that we’re willing to try something very audacious and scary.  — Sonia Johnson

Allow me to introduce all of the awesome contributors:

Joe Bunting, C.S. Lakin, Ali Luke, Marcy McKay, Shanan Haislip, Andy Mort, Christine Frazier, Liwen Ho, Chelsea Nenno, Claire DeBoer, Kate I. Foley, Josh Irby, Stacy Claflin, Dana Sitar, Nicole Gulotta, and Bryan Collins. – Thanks everyone. You rock!

  Success is the child of audacity.  — Benjamin Disraeli (Tweetable)

Fellow scribblers,

I wish you the greatest success in your writing careers. You deserve it. Whenever it seems like the words will no longer flow, keep tip tapping away and they will come.

For inspiration and some kick-in-the-butt encouragement and motivation, open your copy of The Audacity to be a Writer and read a few articles.

Keep scribbling! The words will come.


Inspiration is the one true muse. — blh (Tweetable)

The Audacity to be a Writer: 50 Inspiring Articles on Writing that Could Change Your Life has been compiled to be sold on Amazon to help support the Positive Writer website and the events we host. Proceeds from The Audacity to be a Writer support the Positive Writer website, writing contests and other events. Thank you for your support.

Special thanks to my wife, Joan Faith, my most cherished muse, for inspiring me every day. And thank you to Jeff Goins, K.M. Weiland, Jonathan Gunson and Joe Bunting for permission to republish articles I first published on their sites.

I just want to make something that is true to itself and that interests me; otherwise, how can I have the audacity to think it’s going to interest anybody else?  — Alexandra Cassavetes

About Bryan Hutchinson

I'm a positive writer and when that doesn't work, I eat chocolate. I help fellow writers overcome doubt and thrive! In my free time, I love visiting castles with my wife, Joan. Join me on Twitter and Facebook.

  • Hey Bryan,

    This is great! In need of some great personal development 🙂 Looking forward to diving into this soon!

  • Daria Vinning

    Thanks for the information! I can’t wait to start reading!!!

  • Congrats on The Audacity to be a Writer. I’m honored to be in it and look forward to reading it. Yea, Bryan!

    • Krithika Rangarajan

      LOVEEE – now, I HAVE to buy it 😉 #HUGS How are you? <3

      • I’m doing well, Kitto. Isn’t that cool about Bryan’s book? I’m psyched for him!

    • Glad to have you a part of this project, Marcy! 🙂

  • Krithika Rangarajan

    WOOHOOOO – thank you!!!! #HUGSS

  • Love….

  • Chet Chin

    Is the book available in ePub format?

  • Sharon Wren

    I just got my copy!

  • Congrats Bryan and all contributors. What a great idea for a book and how lovely that the proceeds will help support the Positive Writer blog and events. I will for sure be checking it out. I’m completing my first book, due out in July. It is a faith memoir but different than most. It includes stories of my watching Jim and Tammy Faye Bakker as a young child, my uncomfortable experience at church camp and the craziness I encountered while shopping churches. The best part is how much I’m learning as I go through this process. It does take audacity to push ourselves forward and we need the help of blogs like this one to keep us moving in the right direction!

    • Tracy, I am a firm believe that when we share what we learn sometimes we help others deal with what they are going through, or even better, we help them avoid certain ‘lessons.’

      Keep sharing. 🙂

  • leejennatyler

    Thanks so much, Bryan and all contributors. I am sorry I missed the day. I’m readying for a book launch and need sustenance on the creative side! Congrats to all!

    • You didn’t miss it. You’re here! Thanks.

      • leejennatyler

        Love all that you share! Always great work. 🙂

  • Nicole

    Audaciously trying to write my second book Active Affirmations after the success of my first book Active Patience. I think my head is just above water as its overwhelming with blogging, marketing and social media. Good luck to everyone!

    • I hear you, Nicole. It can get overwhelming. Make sure you come up for air from time to time. Everyone needs breaks. Good luck!

  • So excited for this. 🙂 Great idea, Bryan! Thanks for including me!

    • Bryan Hutchinson

      Glad to have you, K! 🙂 Thanks for being a part of the Positive Writer team.

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  • Congrats Brian, it’s great to be included

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