Poets and writers… remember why you write, be “selfish!” Excellent personal essay on staying true to your writing self by Woz Flint from Brevity’s nonfiction blog.
A guest post from Woz Flint:
When I was five, I wrote my first poem about the wonders of bubblegum. It was silly, it was sassy, and it was my gateway into the world of the written word.
Over the years, I continued to pen poems and create characters for fun. This became part of who I was and I never thought twice about why I was doing it. I just did it and I loved it.
Yet, somewhere along the line, someone, perhaps a well-meaning teacher, suggested that maybe one day I’d become a published writer.
Something in me shifted.
I no longer longed to be a writer, but instead, a published one.
I got my first taste of publication when I landed a stringer position with a local community newspaper. I was so excited to share my words with the world. Or, in most cases, the family members and…
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