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Wednesday, January 22, 2020

Take Heart ... And Write On

“Fear is felt by writers at every level. Anxiety accompanies the first word they put on paper and the last.” – Ralph Keyes

Born in January, 1945, Keyes is a lecturer and author of 16 books including Is There Life After High School?, adapted into a Broadway and nationally touring musical. And his 1995 book The Courage to Write has become a standard work among aspiring writers.

Keyes also is a frequent contributor to magazines ranging from GQ to Good Housekeeping to The Harvard Business Review, and he can often be heard on National Public Radio shows like “On The Media” and “All Things Considered.”    A graduate of Antioch College, he still makes his home near there in Yellow Springs, Ohio. 

In The Courage to Write, Keyes wrote, “I’m often asked why I write so often about ‘negative’ subjects: tensions between fathers and sons, adolescent angst, time pressure. My answer is that exploring such topics on paper helps me get rid of them. Writing can be wonderful therapy, and cheap at the price. At the very least, you eventually get bored by thinking about anxious topics and want to move on.”

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