Be pretentious and write of what is untrue to yourself. Be arrogant and write with words unfamiliar to yourself. Be selfish and write in a language confined to yourself.
Be true and write of what is close to your heart. Be humble and write with the simple words you speak. And be generous and write with the openness that invites all to love, laugh and learn with you.
P.S. Writing that is pretentious, arrogant and selfish is best kept under one’s pillow.