Never apologize for the wrongs placed upon you. You do not owe the world your guilt. You do not owe an explanation. You owe it your writing.

Each time you shine a light toward guilt, you weaken future abilities to heal transgressions. Therefore, you should apologize only if you are unable to fix the harm another way. To apologize is to admit your transgression is such that it cannot be repaired, and that you regret that fact. Therefore, never allow yourself to be beaten into submission and forced to offer an apology you do not mean.

Sorry is thrown around far too easily these days, and as such it has lost all meaning. Withhold the word, except for when you truly need it, and it will regain its ability to heal transgressions.

If you can fix your actions rather than say words, you will be better served. Words do not change history, but actions can reshape the present.

What is most important is that you learn from your mistakes and avoid them in the future. Not that you atone to some higher authority.

Stop submitting your will to those you do not respect.


This came about as a journal to myself. This is a series of tough love lessons that helped me on my own journey as an author.

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Struggling to make your writing dream a reality?
Can’t find the fire inside to finish that book?
Worried no one will want to read your book?

It’s time you Slay Your Dragon!
This is not another craft book. Or yet another, writer, writing about writing.
Slay Your Dragon: a Motivational Guide for Writers is a series of daily meditations from Nicholi A.K. Baldron.
This book was produced using his own personal journal of tough love feedback to himself.
Follow along and see what he told himself to become an international bestseller in Fantasy and Mystery.

WARNING: This book is not intended for those with a sensitive disposition, there are several other excellent books that are less blunt. Instead, I have published this for fellow authors like myself, who need to be called out for their possible hubris and sometimes thick-headed nature.

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