Reason # 4 Why Folks Don’t Write

There are lots of reasons folks don’t write. Lack of talent isn’t one of them.

Reason #4 Why Folks Don’t Write: It’s something you must do with yourself.

I don’t mean writing about yourself. That is a journal.

I don’t mean writing to yourself. That is reflection.

I don’t mean writing at yourself. That is analysis.

I don’t mean writing with disregard of audience. That is isolation.

I don’t mean writing to tout yourself. That is promotion.

I don’t mean writing with yourself as subject. That is narcissism.

I don’t mean writing with disregard of getting fame and/or fortune. That is dumb.

I mean be the craftsman of your self, or “selves” if you are a person who chops up feelings, thoughts, memories and behaviors into separate chunks.

I mean writing with the person you woke up being today. Write that. No one else can.

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About Mrs. Fitz

Hello! I'm Michele Fitzpatrick, a Chicago writer. Like our town, a work in progress. As a journalist, teacher and writing coach I think all of us live our stories and sharing them creates moments that remind us we're connected. And that is enough.
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