Roaring writing

I'm a writer first, activist lately, so it was a great honor to be included in Harriet Brown's Roaring Lion post.

The Roaring Lion honor comes with two delights: I get to name three qualities of powerful writing, and then pass the designation to five powerful writers.

Powerful writing, to my mind:
  • Addresses fear. The reader's fears, and especially the writer's.
  • Lingers. It travels with you an hour, a day, for good.
  • Hurts a bit. Because you wish you'd known, or wish you'd written it yourself.

Powerful writers I know:


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