So many people say they want to write a book and never get past page one.
Yet, in running my Pasadena based critique group I have found that one of the reasons a first time writer takes the risky step of starting a novel is not for fame, monetary rewards or to sell the movie rights. Often first time writers have a message, but it’s not coming from where you think or is not intended for someone you’d expect.
Professionals call it the “muse”. Other names are “inspiration” or even “channeling.” I am witnessing individuals working on books they are called to write. As they progress, more and more information surfaces, that points not outward, but inward.
Theirs are journeys inward, delving into feelings once avoided, situations that have been buried and motivations that have been purposefully forgotten.
These people are driven to write because deep down inside they have a message for us, but it comes from their soul and the message is so important they overcome their fear of writing, rejection and failure to try to convey that message.
Is it messy, yes. Is it clear cut, no. But these stories are truly from the heart.
Why do these people write? Because they must.
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