The scenario is always the same. I walk into a party. People inevitably ask me what I do. I mention that I’m a writer, an author, been writing since the late seventies. There is always a pause. Always a tentative in-breath. Then their eyes brighten and they lean in to share a secret. “I’ve got this great idea for a book…”
The reason that almost everyone wants to write is because everyone (no exception) has a story to tell. There’s no such thing as a boring life. Whether you’re a timid teen or an anxious grown-up, whether you’re married half a century or never at all, whether you’re a receptionist or an elephant keeper, a cashier or a stripper, a millionaire or elementary school janitor, absolutely everyone has lived through hell, heaven, desire, disappointment, and drama. It’s simply not possible to be human and not have a story to tell.
Excerpt from Chapter One, THE POWER OF WRITING BADLY: A Mini-Manifesto for the Struggling Writer
copyright 2017 Marcia Zina Mager
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