Why Write?

I don’t know about you, but I write because I have to. I need to. It’s like having to yawn, or to stretch, or scream (sometimes). Because it allows me to release, to relent, to reclaim myself in every character that I birth…and in every story that I tell.

Sound too dramatic? If you are a true to-the-core writer, then I know that you are nodding. You get it. It’s the hardest, most demanding, most solitary thing you will ever do. No one can do it for you, and yet, if you’re lucky enough to have a network of friends and family and people who love you and support you — you are not just a writer, but you are a blessed writer. And the world will be blessed to know your truth.

Be liberal with your words. Be relentless; be bold. Don’t give up the dream that pulls you to the seat that finds you clicking away at the keyboard through weightless hours to the perfect end. Be you. Stay inspired–alert, always. Look around with fresh eyes and never look back. Great ideas and great stories abound everywhere.

Be ready. Be vigilant. It’s your time to shine!

~ Jamie


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