Monday, July 3, 2017

You Are the Author

There's an old joke where a doctor is pointing to an x-ray and telling his worried patient that there's nothing wrong, there's "just a book inside that's waiting to come out." 

It's not just a joke, though. Think about what you do on a daily basis. Consider the things you've experienced over the course of a lifetime. There are people out there who could benefit from what you could share with them.

"But I can't write," you say to yourself. How do you know? Did someone tell you that when you were a child? Did a well-meaning family member encourage you to "get a real job?" Did a teacher from long-ago instill a dislike for books?

The good news is that you don't need your approval to open up a file on your computer or pick up a pen. The process isn't always easy, even for people who write for a living, but if you're reading this far, I'm guessing you'll find it all worth it.

One of the nuns in my school once told me "if you think you'd like to teach, you should." I say the same to you now.

If you feel the need to write your story, you should. 

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