Some creative inspiration for today. A great little image that has resonated with almost every creative I’ve shown it to. It’s a sad commentary on the state of affairs for writers, but it is also a gentle message to “stay strong” and remain true to your own vision.

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Image: Artist drawing with figures surrounding her: troll, critic, censor, whiner, petty…

PS I got this from a creative comics (Independent Creators Connection) Facebook group but would love to be able to credit the original artist. If you know who it is please let me know so I can cite them.

About the author

DayAlMohamed Day Al-Mohamed is author of the Young Adult novel, “Baba Ali and the Clockwork Djinn.” She is also co-editor for the anthology, “Trust & Treachery” from Dark Quest Books. In addition to speculative fiction, she also writes comics and film scripts. She is an active member of the Cat Vacuuming Society of Northern Virginia Writing Group, of Women in Film and Video, and a graduate of the VONA/Voices Writing Workshop.