“Write what disturbs you, what you fear, what you have not been willing to speak about. Be willing to be split open.” (Unknown)
I don’t know who said this, but it inspires me. It follows along the same lines as another post I made a few weeks ago about writing because you have something to say. I write what makes me feel alive. I write or else the crazy cast of characters I carry around will slowly drive me insane. I write so I don’t drive my family nuts with yet another conspiracy theory or new twist on what really happened to the neighbor’s husband. I write because my voice is never more clear, never more true, than when it’s on paper. My words and my stories are part of me, revealed to the world, vulnerable to everyone who dares read them. I write because I have to.
Why do you write? What’s the craziest theme you’ve explored in your writing? How about the silliest?