You’re Not Writing for You.

Novelty Revisions

When asked why they write, many writers’ answers will include the idea of sharing their stories.

This is kind of strange, if you think about it. You come up with an idea that is all your own and you sit down and write a story all by yourself and instead of keeping it contained in your own private world you at some point decide, “I want other people to have this thing that I made.”

Writing, at least I believe, starts with the self. You’re interested in something, you have a personal story to tell, you you you you you. At some point you either decide to expose your own vulnerabilities to the world and say, “Okay, here’s something from my brain that I’m letting you look at, do with it what you will.”

On a deeper level, you are always the driving force behind everything you create. You have…

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