“Stop running. Write. Write about what you’re chasing. Write about what’s chasing you. Feel panic beckon but don’t give in. Be still. Write.”

Another encouraging tweet from author John Patrick Shanley.

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A similar note of creative encouragement from YA author Maggie Stiefvater: “If you tell yourself you’re a winner, you know what kind of story you’re telling, and you will march toward that.” She notes that the story she was telling herself had to move from “loser” to “winner.”

This is the moment for us as writers to make a hard choice. Choose to be a winner. Be still. Write.