I know, not everyone will like what I write, but writing is not about trying to please everybody.
We are inspired by divine power to write.
A writer will always be a writer. It’s not a choice, it’s a destiny.
Writing is talking, except you get the chance to edit what you just said
Writers by nature are subversive, observant, and discerning, and their voice contains that.
When Stephen King elaborated on his inspirations for his novel “Carrie” he draws from a time when he was a young man, and describes his impression when he came upon a statue of Christ on the cross, hanging there in misery, and he thought “If THAT guy ever came back, he probably wouldn’t be in a saving mood.”
Why do you never find anything written about that idiosyncratic thought you advert to, about your fascination with something no one else understands? Because it is up to you. There is something you find interesting, for a reason hard to explain because you have never read it on any page; there you begin. You were made and set here to give voice to this, your own astonishment.
It wasn’t until I started writing that I found a whole new appreciation for reading.
Keep traveling, even if you don’t know where the road will end.