Are great writers made or born? I think it’s a combination of both. We’re all born with a gift. Whether it’s singing or dancing it’s in us from birth. What we do do nurture and grow those gifts is totally up to us. I think writing is the same way. It took me some time to come out and call myself a writer. Don’t ask me why. It occurred to me that I had been writing for a living for over a decade, so why was I afraid to say it out loud? Well, I finally did. It felt good to own it. I think for a while I just thought that being a writer needed to be more glamorous. Silly me. I write for television. That’s pretty glam.
Writing for me has always been my outlet. I remember as a little girl, I would write songs. Those songs later turned into poems. I wrote books. I wrote just for the sake of writing. It was as if I had so much to say and the only way to get it out was to put pen to paper. I did that over and over again. I still do it. I’m a self proclaimed word nerd.
Have something to say, and say it as clearly as you can. That is the only secret. – Matthew Arnold
My love of writing has taken me back to school post college more than a few times. I clearly have a crush on the written word. It’s been going on for decades. I think it’s getting serious. I think I’m one of the lucky ones because I found my passion early on. Even though it took me some time to acknowledge it. My other passion is helping people follow theirs. I have this strong desire to see people do what it is they want to do. I want so badly to see other people live the life of their dreams. Am I crazy? Maybe.
So tell me, what’s your crazy passion?