With thanks to Erika for the invitation.
From her book, “Bird by Bird: Some Instructions on Writing and Life. ”
A simple message about authenticity.
Something every writer has considered at some point in the journey.
She also writes:
“If something inside of you is real, we will probably find it interesting, and it will probably be universal. So you must risk placing real emotion at the center of your work. Write straight into the emotional center of things.
Write toward vulnerability. Risk being unliked. Tell the truth as you understand it. If you’re a writer you have a moral obligation to do this. And it is a revolutionary act—truth is always subversive.”