Where does your writing come from? The real you? The honest you? The you you’ve kept hidden in those inner recesses? To write well requires letting go of affectations, letting go of pretences. It means delving into the soul of a matter and expressing the truth as you see it. It’s about feeding the passion and, at the same time, shaping it into your vision.
We can’t write someone else’s story. When we try, we hover on the surface and stay where we think we are safe. But we won’t find the passion there. We won’t find the magic.
Our beauty comes from our individuality. We need to find the courage to revel in that uniqueness, to be proud of it, and let others see it.
For me writing is like stepping out from a cave into the sunshine – scary, exposing, but wonderful. What is writing like for you?