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Quote and Song of the Day

quote and song of the day

Jessamyn West, once said, "Talent is helpful in writing, but guts are absolutely necessary." I re-found this quote last night on what my friend likes to call, "my wall of inspiration."

To be able to actually write is one thing, but guts are definitely necessary in this industry. Some of the things we have to face can bring back bad memories. Some of the things we have to face are just flat out, (and there's only one way to say this,) uncomfortable to write.

We are faced with a challenge every time, how to tell the story in a way for the reader to understand. Every time we write, we are leaving a piece of ourselves out there for the world to see, in a way, making us vulnerable. In fact, I believe that's what makes us so gutsy. It takes a lot of confidence to put yourself out there.

So, kudos to all you fellow writers out there!

Today's song is, "I won't back down," by Tom Petty.

Lyrics:

Well I won't back down
No I won't back down
You can stand me up at the gates of hell
But I won't back down

No I'll stand my ground, won't be turned around
And I'll keep this world from draggin me down
gonna stand my ground
... and I won't back down

Chorus:
(I won't back down...)
Hey baby, there ain't no easy way out
(and I won't back down...)
hey I will stand my ground
and I won't back down

Well I know what's right, I got just one life
in a world that keeps on pushin me around
but I'll stand my ground
...and I won't back down

(I won't back down...)
Hey baby, there ain't no easy way out
(and I won't back down...)
hey I will stand my ground
(I won't back down)
and I won't back down...

(I won't back down...)
Hey baby, there ain't no easy way out
(I won't back down)
hey I won't back down
(and I won't back down)
hey baby, there ain't no easy way out
(and I won't back down)
hey I will stand my ground
(and I won't back down)
and I won't back down
(I won't back down)
No I won't back down...

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Amanda Gillooly February 06, 2013 at 05:15 PM
One of my favorite Petty songs! "You can stand me up at the gates of hell but I won't back down." He's an artist I haven't seen in concert yet!!
Tara Smith February 07, 2013 at 01:35 AM
Such great imagery in these lyrics!!! If he ever comes out to the area, i must get tickets!
Tara Smith February 07, 2013 at 05:55 AM
I had to look! Haven't seen any of his tour dates this year yet! UGH, haha. Fleetwood Mac is coming into the burgh though!!

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