I am a writer. I am a master of words. I create: places, characters, events. Whole worlds flow from my fingertips. Under my direction, random thoughts and flashes of inspiration become a path, a path that my characters walk down, a path that twists and turns and captivates until it creates a story. And that story can be anything- a romance, a mystery, a paranormal/sci-fi adventure of total epicness. My story is whatever I want it to be. My story is mine to share with whomever I want, be that no one or the entire world. My story can make people laugh, make people cry, make people throw things up against the wall. My story can change lives. Because I am a writer, and changing lives is what writing is all about.
(This is part of a cool blog series entitled: 15 Habits of Great Writers. I totally missed the series when it was running, but I can see this being helpful. Here’s a link in case anyone is interested: http://goinswriter.com/declare/ . Day 1 is declaring that you’re a writer, so that’s what I did!)