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A Letter to the Writer

18 Sep

It is time to awaken the writer in me. I can’t promise that great works will be flowing from my hands, but I can promise it’s a work in process.

Dear Writer,

When you were five years old you decided you were going to be a writer when you grew up. Now you are almost 25 years old, are you that writer you dreamed you would be or are you watching that dream fall to the sidelines of your life?

There may have been a few things you might have forgot along the way, while you were focusing on Creative Writing workshops, starting a “big girl” job, or getting married…it’s okay because today’s a day you can begin again.

1. For you, writing words have always been better than writing numbers. Numbers could only tell one thing, but words could show people the world. (circa a journal from 8th grade)

2. Ideas are forever running through your head. It’s time to let them play on paper (or the screen). They will never be shown which way to go if you never write words for them.

3. Stop caring about others when it comes to writing. I know you’re worried about offending someone with somethings you may write, but what art doesn’t offend? Like Professor Cooper  once advised, write what makes you uncomfortable because those are the best stories.

4. Write what you know and what you want to know, research. There is always more to learn and observe. Open your eyes and ears, a story will find a way to them.

Go on a write. There’s no excuses anymore.

And when you need to be motivated, I’ll be here.