Motivation Monday: Speak the Truth-Henry David Thoreau


March 11, 2013 by Nichole Eck

HDT-Speak the Truth

Honestly, truth is why I write. It’s why I read, too.

There are too many lies in this world. Too many masks, too many secrets, too many things overlooked and hidden and buried and distorted.

I find a calming clarity in saying and hearing true things. There is something piercing and healing and empowering about naming things as they are.

Don’t ever write what you think your audience wants to hear (trust me, I’ve tried); they can smell it a mile away. Write what is true, even if it seems weak or embarrassing, and your audience will quietly nod along, glad to have found someone who shares their secrets.


2 thoughts on “Motivation Monday: Speak the Truth-Henry David Thoreau

  1. LeAnn says:

    So true. 🙂 Love the image of the audience nodding along, grateful for someone willing to share their secrets. Which really aren’t secrets, because they are true, and truth is universal.

    • Nichole Eck says:

      Thanks for your thoughts. =) I always find it interesting what universal truths are deemed “secrets” by society. One of the goals of writing is to fight against those classifications I think.

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