Thursday, June 28, 2012

How To Make Fortune Favor You

Hello, my friends. I'm barely getting this post in on time. But I was fixing my car, okay?

:) I know. Excuses, excuses.

Today I would like to share with you something that I learned from a beer billboard ad.


And you want to know the funny thing? I learned it while I was serving a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints in Atlanta, Georgia. A little ironic, I know. But when I saw this slogan, it stuck with me, and I've quoted it to myself ever since.

Are you ready? Here it is.


And that's it. I have no idea what that has to do with beer. But it's true. Fortune totally favors the bold.

Writers? Be bold. Bold in writing. Bold in submitting. Bold in making friends at conferences. You never know what will happen. So why not try out the bold way and see what results it produces?

Fortune does not favor the fearful. (Fortune doesn't favor the stupid, either, so we have to make sure that we aren't being stupid and mistaking it for bold. Yes? Yes.)

Be bold! And tell me stories of your boldness!



KaseyQ said...

I agree with this! I was at a small writing workshop here in VA and we had the opportunity to Skype with an editor in Utah. A young man (still in high school!) decided to pitch his book to this editor and the editor was so intrigued he asked for pages!

Yep, after that we all lined up behind him hoping to get our big break...none of the rest of us were successful, but it was a great lesson nonetheless. Later that day when we broke for lunch, another presenter, a literary agent, invited us to all go out to eat with him so we could do some Q&A. I made sure I sat as close to him as I could and I picked his brain!

Julie Daines said...

Great tip! Thanks for the reminder! You never know what might come from a little act of boldness.