Have you ever stopped to think about the fact that you truly are unique…as a person and as a writer. No one can put your words on a blank page the same way that you do. And even if you’re writing in a genre that has been exploited for years on end, your words are completely and totally unique so your story will be unique. Don’t ever forget that. That’s why you absolutely have to write your poem, novel, short story, etc…. I know you’ve heard the Gandhi quote, “be the change you want to see in the world.” Well, it’s applicable in this case too, although in a slightly different way. How many time have you stood in a bookstore or scrolled thru Amazon’s Kindle books and thought about how you wished that there was something to read besides the same old stories with only slightly different plots and characters? Or read a book and thought that it was good but it would have been so much better if only the author had done this or that? We’ve all done it. We’re writers so we don’t just read a book, we pick it apart and perfect it in our minds. It’s up to you to write the story your way. And maybe 1 day someone will be reading your bestseller and picking it apart. You owe it to the world to tell your story because it will be different from everyone else’s story. You have to do it. It’s all you’ve ever dreamed about. So, write that book, the 1 that highlights your uniquity, and shine!
“Once in a while it really hits people that they don’t have to experience the world in the way that they have been told to.” ~ Alan Keightley