We all stumble through life. Writers stumble through life and bear witness to what they see, feel, and experience. We are all witnesses but not all of us are writers.
Writers preserve and share, which helps us all be better witnesses. Hope that makes sense.
“I just know that you have to be afraid to live your life in order to become a writer. Soon you realize that your life is becoming this incredible plot and every person you meet becomes a character. That’s when the world inside your head feels more real than the one outside your window, when a tragedy becomes nothing more than intriguing information. That’s when you can’t cry anymore because nothing around you feels real. Your entire life becomes a huge stash of stories and novels.
And you die one chapter at a time.
You either write or live. And every writer is bound to find that out someday.”
This is what Jonathan Fisher has to say about being a writer. He’s a fictional character, but I know that some of you will feel inclined to disagree with him.
In fact, sometimes I feel like disagreeing with him as…
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