We are All Writers
We are all writers with our stories locked inside us until we share them with someone else.
Our stories are deep and diverse with individual meaning for both the writer and the reader. We share our stories for various reasons. We write to learn what we think – to help clarify our thoughts on a situation or an emotion. In the act of creating, we can discover our truth and passion through the words that appear on the blank page. Some of us simply write for the same reasons we read. Stories provide an escape into a make-believe world, but writing our own story means we control the outcomes. Happy endings can create joy or tragic finishes can bring tears of satisfaction through the sharing of our common experiences.
Others write to teach. Lessons learned are shared and re-shared with the world. It’s a way to live forever and leave our legacy for the next generations. Some of us like to poke and prod into our thoughts so we can share our wisdom but we find that the process of writing heals our own soul in some small way as well. Sometimes it even gives us empathy for the struggles of other people. So despite the obstacles of daily life, we find time to tell our stories.
Through the beauty and grace felt from excellent poetry, the adventures and thrills produced from good fiction or the excitement and thirst for knowledge satisfied from a powerful piece of creative non-fiction, the writer pulls forth these emotions from the reader. Writers put our words of truth on paper and hope they resonate with someone – somewhere. This power to communicate with others is all a writer truly desires.
My hope is that you will share your story with us and allow the Burlington Writers Club to support your writing efforts.