You Don’t Need Permission to Be a Creator

You’re a writer because you write. There’s no other definition.

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The life of an artist is for others — because we just said so, and in saying so, we make it true.

And you know what, we’re right. The life of an artist is for others — because we just said so, and in saying so, we make it true.

You’re a writer because you write. There’s no other definition.

The arts don’t belong to a chosen few. Quite the opposite: every one of us is chosen to be a creator by virtue of being human. If you’re not convinced of this, just step into any preschool and observe the unbridled creative energy of kids as they immerse themselves in finger painting, telling wild stories, banging on drums, and dancing just for the sake of dancing. They’re creative types because they breathe.

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Executive Director of National Novel Writing Month, co-founder of 100 Word Story, writer, tap dancer, alchemist, contortionist, numbskull, preacher.

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