Becoming a Writer
I took someone new to bed last night (and she bears a strong resemblance to me). She's a writer, but doesn't know it yet. I mean, she has a powerful voice as well as a Texas-sized case of blog-fright. Like most writers, she stifles herself because she is certain (rightly so) that regardless of the topic there are many others who know more than she. But ALL writers, be they 6 or 106, must hear the uniqueness of their voice. We're all allowed a place in the sun, right?
She is parsing her words, questioning whether her grammar is correct, and loving the zing from mind to hand to page. To all tentative writers and SOL (Slice of Life) newbies,