How do you know you're a writer?
When you wake up with an abundance of thoughts and remain unsettled until you put them into words -- on paper, on a recorder, on a post it note, somewhere, anywhere...
How do we know we're writers?
When our experiences cast an overwhelming shadow over our years of living, and at young ages we become, old souls.. When you know too much, too soon - and there is much to wrestle with, much to reckon...You write..and there's rhythm, you write, and there's resolve. You write, you learn, you grow, and perhaps... you should share.
To write is to conquer fear -- if with might you fight for a right to privacy: a right - to your own life. What selfish claim...
Writers have one commission: With the amount of thoughts, questions, answers, resolutions and lessons that graze through the pastures of our hearts and minds daily... it is quite obviously God's will, that we write.
The world depends on its writers, its speakers, its teachers and preachers.... ... the people who have fallen, gotten up, but given up their right to private note taking. A writer can't ignore the world out there, the people who have to keep living a long time after their dying. A writer understands that humanity needs to know... how to love and relate, how to survive, what to avoid, how to overcome...
So then writing isn't so much a choice as much as you are chosen. You really don't have a say in the matter.
You are a writer.
You must write..