Being deeply loved by someone gives you strength, while loving someone deeply gives you courage. —Lao Tzu
It’s amazing how much of writing is driven by love. Character motivations, relationships, desires, decisions—when you understand what your character loves, you understand what they will do and why they will do it, which is the core of storytelling.
We may not always feel brave, but when we dare to tell our stories, we are brave.
For writers, one of the great loves of our life is the story. When I think of the centuries of writers who reach out to me with their words, I feel their love and it gives me strength. And whenever we sit down to write, it is an act of courage. The stories themselves make us brave enough to tell them, to be the writers that they deserve. We may not always feel brave, but when we dare to tell our stories, we are brave.
When I turned my attention from writing novels to creating a tool for writers, I did it out of this same love for stories and the writers who tell them. Bookflow is my love letter to the art of writing, and I made it to convey my belief that writing helps us build and understand our thoughts, ourselves, and—ultimately—our actions.
If you are a Bookflow user, I invite you to write back with the things you love most about it. And if you think there are elements that could be improved, I’d love to hear that, too. Thank you so much for being part of this loving writing community.