Line by line, page by page, hour by hour.

Do this despite fear.

For above all else,

Beyond imagination and skill,

What the world asks of you is courage.

Courage to risk rejection, ridicule, and failure.


As you follow your quest for stories

Told with meaning and beauty,

Study thoughtfully,

But write boldly.


Then, like the hero of the fable,

Your dance will dazzle the world.


– Robert McKee