Serving Your Story/Poem/Novel/Non-Fiction Book
I would like to write this post in one sentence. Here it is:
When you write, you don't write primarily from the mind, you write out of the love you feel for the people in your story, which means everything you write is meant to serve these people and does not exist to fulfil some intellectual goal of your own, such as getting published.
Will you participate with me in a dialog about this? That is, will you pretend we're just sitting around the proverbial story-teller's fire, having an ale or whatever else is on the menu, and will you chat with me about this sentence? I don't care if what we say takes us far away from the sentence, though I'd like for someone to take us back to it in the end.
Thank you in advance for being part of the storytelling circle.