I’ve spent many years trying to find my own “Voice.” Don’t we all?
We need writers who fear nothing ― Yevgeny Zamyatin
The submissions for “I RISE” were numerous and beautiful and transformative. Thank You. Thank you for your words, your hearts, your souls, your blood. By sharing your stories, you give others permission to share their stories. I believe this with my entire being. If you’re wondering what your purpose on earth is, perhaps it is telling your stories to the world, darlings.
Natalie Goldberg, author of Writing Down The Bones, says anyone can become a writer.
Sorry Nat, I disagree.
That’s sort of like implying anyone can fly with the Blue Angels,
Or anyone can audition out for the Bolshoi Ballet,
Or anyone can become President of the United States.
It’s simply not realistic.
Sure, one can take lessons, learn the techniques, memorized the steps, & study the electrical panels, but without passion and slices of soul, without lungs and heart, one is, well, merely ordinary.
I ask you: Is ordinary enough? Is ordinary what you want?
What I mean is, do you write dishonestly, mindlessly, without blood?
~~Are you fed up? Not sure what to
write about? Empty of ideas?
If so, I’m here to tell you it’s all a big
fat stupid lie. Writer’s block doesn’t exist. It’s an insidious scheme that writers tell themselves
when they don’t want to write.