“Be informed. Ignorance is not acceptable. The world doesn’t need more baseless opinions floating around; progress is made through intelligent, informed discourse. What you say matters – so make it count. Own what you write.” —  Sophia Bishop

In writing (and other forms of art) it’s easy to fear the critic, both internally and externally. But “controversy” doesn’t always equal “bad.” Certainly, there’s no shortage of baseless opinions and art muddying the waters, but informed and thoughtful work will always withstand the test of time.

Previously: Cheryl Strayed: On Writing Without Fear

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