Dare to be … a writer

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I dare to be a writer.

I write to make sense of the world, to feel my place in it and to give back to it.

No. Correction. I write to make sense of the universe and to feel my place in it and to give back to it.

I write to discover who I am.

I write to find connection with myself and with others.

I write to find connection with a Higher Power who I know resides in me and around me. Everywhere in and around the universe.

I dare to be a writer because of these things.

I dare to be a writer because I need to tell stories. When asked what I write, one of the things I say is I am writing fiction based on truths.

There is a ongoing debate in fiction writing and it’s this; how much biographical writing emerges when a writer writes fiction. Some writers say none, others acknowledge all writing says something about the writer. I am with the latter. I know through my writing I am revealing who I am. It’s exhilarating, it can be scary and for me it is daring.

I dare to be a writer.

I am walking the West highland Way and this is the first of my daily ‘Dare to be’ reflections.

Day 1 – Milngavie to Drymen – 12 miles

 

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LIHazleton.
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2 Comments Add yours

  1. grahamsil says:

    Good thoughts, Lyn. I hope you are enjoying your walk. I have just started The Cleveland Way.

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    1. lyndyh says:

      Thanks. Hope you’re enjoying yours too. Fingers crossed for good weather.

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