October 11, 2012

Day #11 Quotes for Writers


“You don’t write because you want to say something, you write because you have something to say.” F. Scott Fitzgerald

Writing is everywhere—tree trunks, bathroom stalls, bridges and overpasses, graffiti on city walls. Everybody wants to say something.
But do they really have something to say?
Does it really matter that Jack loves Monica? Does everyone really want to know that you can call Sherry for a good time? Do gangs have to stamp their colorful brands to claim their turf?
Are these true messages or mere words?
The reason you write isn’t to be heard. The reason you write is because you have a message worth hearing.
You don’t write to prove your worth or make yourself known. You don’t write to impress. You write because you have a fire in your bones, a message that fills you up completely and spills over into typed words.
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Image of initials on tree trunk by butterfingers laura on flickr

1 comment:

Morgan said...

I have so enjoyed and appreciated these little bits of wisdom and encouragement each morning. Thank you!