How much freedom is there in a confined box? Quit it with the dogma. Forget the arbitrary rules. Write how you want to write, for long as you want to write it, in a style and format that suits you. Don’t be a copy. Fight to be singular, an original.
Felicia C. Sullivan
I could kiss your feet right now. I’ve tried writing something like this a hundred times and scrapped it because I felt bad about telling the truth. I’m so tired of reading the same old carbon copy drivel about what makes a writer a success.
The newsflash here is that making money isn’t what makes you successful. Getting your point across in a way that makes a difference to someone’s life is a better indicator.
Which always leads me to ask myself what my own motives are. My bank account indicates one of two things: either my heart is in the right place or I suck as a writer.
I don’t suck.
Anyway, you said this beautifully and I’m happy I finally stumbled across an article about writing that I can read without feeling like I sold out.