Thanks to our friends for helping us get the ball rolling on this site. It’s been a lot of fun and quite inspiring hearing positive feedback from people we know and whose opinions we trust. But now the real fun begins. Courtesy of Deeanna Danger, we have our first requested pep talk from a complete stranger, and the fact that people we’ve never met before are taking an interest in the site is the biggest “pep talk” we can think of.

Here’s Deeanna’s request: “Pep talks to help me write fiction. I like to write about anything or everything but I need the motivation to write fiction; not reviews or reports. Fiction. The kind that takes imagination and transcendence.”

So here’s our stab at it, Deeanna, and we hope readers will help you along by submitting their own pep talks for you on your very own pep talk page. (more…)