If you do not feel these emotions, if you do not desire this, I cannot be convinced of your convictions to be a writer.
To be a writer, you have to want to rip something out of the world.
Being a writer is crying out for change, desperately yearning to smash. Break. Burn. Destroy.
We all want to leave our mark on the world. Maybe it’s only because of pride. Maybe we’re selfish. We all are.
But sometimes we can’t change what we want. And maybe, in the end, it isn’t such a bad thing after all.
If you could change the world, how would you do it? What would you say? Who would you be saying it for?
Being a writer is like having a broken heart and writing to the person you can’t live without. It’s screaming out into the silence, believing that someone will answer. Calling out into space and hoping for an echo. Shredding the divides of the world and watching the blood pour around your fingertips.
…It’s insanity. It’s a fool’s endeavor…
It’s a lot of love…
If you don’t feel like this when you sit down to write, I don’t believe you are a writer.
If you aren’t bleeding inside, if you aren’t crying out for something, for change…if you aren’t desperate…I don’t believe you.
If you only feel alive because your deadened soul is awakened by writing…If you can’t let writing go…If you don’t want to leave the world behind…If you love the world…If you love SOMEONE more than yourself…If you believe in God…
I have nothing more to say.
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