Writing is hard. Not because of the awful mechanics of finding just the right word to affect the reader in just the right way, but because it is often painful. We are tasked with telling the truth, and a lot of the time, the truth ain’t pretty. Telling the truth takes more than courage. It’s down and dirtier than that. It takes balls. It’s about ripping away everything and standing naked for all the world to see. Worse. It’s about revealing your darkest secrets.
If you have a skeleton in your closet, take it out and dance with it.
— Carolyn MacKenzie.
Do you have the balls?
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