Keep Writing and Pay It Forward

Sometimes people write me and say that things I’ve written have gotten them through hard times. They might send an email, leave a comment on Instagram or message me on Twitter.

I’m always deeply moved by these messages, often reduced to tears, because it’s a crazy thing, no matter what point you are in your life or career, to know that in a person’s darkest hour, you helped them get through something difficult.

Especially when you don’t even know know you’re doing it, and especially because it’s through writing things you’re merely thinking about, as…