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Zora Neale Hurston Quote, The Dream is the Truth
The Dream is the Truth

Eudora Welty: 

A sheltered life can be a daring life as well, for all serious daring starts from within.

Dorothy Parker:

I hate writing. I love having written.

Dare to Have Written is a project developed by Sharon Gerald for the purpose of giving advice about writing to student writers, new writers, and aspiring writers of all sorts.

Sharon Gerald is a two-year college English teacher living and working in Mississippi. She is also a writer, a poet, and a photographer. She has a PhD in Creative Writing from Oklahoma State University, and she has been teaching English classes, including Composition and Creative Writing, for more than twenty years.

Items posted here are freely available for teachers, students, and aspiring writers. Attribution is appreciated, but teachers are free to edit, copy, update, and distribute for classroom purposes. No commercial use without permission.

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