Mob of Scribblers

Quote for the Week

One can take inspiration from the negatives uttered by someone as easily as the positive statements that support and encourage.Nathaniel Hawthorne said: America is now given over to a damned mob of scribbling women.

Ah, yes, scribbling women once crouched low over sheets of vellum with an ink-dipped quill in hand and wrote their hearts out. They expected little in recompense; they often had to take men's names in order to see their work published. If they were brave enough and fortunate enough to see their hard work published under their own names, they often received more disdain than praise for their efforts. Yet, they kept going and penned some of our most memorable books like Pride and Prejudice, Wuthering Heights, and Jane Eyre just to name a few.

Takeaway Truth

Whether you're part of the mob of scribbling women or scribbling men, be as stalwart as those writers. Never let your detractors sway your confidence in your writing.

1 comment:

  1. I'll have to share this with some "scribbling women" I know :o) It's good advice.