Creative Life Truths: You’ll Never be Great until You Can be Vulnerable

Creative Life Truths: You’ll Never be Great until You Can be Vulnerable — Write RightPeter Parker’s uncle tells him, “With great power comes great responsibility.” For creative people, the saying goes more like this: “With great talent comes great vulnerability.” Vulnerability, though, is uncomfortable, perhaps explaining why people — including me — try to skirt it.

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Writing from Brokenness

Beauty in the broken.To write from a place of brokenness is no easy thing. It’s to come to the edge of what I know, the edge of comfort, and to peer over that edge and wonder if I can risk brokenness. Can I risk the vulnerability? Do I dare? Can I be what some might consider “weak”? In many cases, I can’t. I turn away. I retreat to safety because I have written from that place previously, and the things I’ve written have sometimes hurt people close to me.

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