World Observation #1

I am a writer.

There. I’ve written it into existence, therefore it is. But  I think we’ve all known what I am for a very long time. Sometimes, however, I have to say it or write it to make sure that it’s true. Something about believing what you see.

So let’s try this again.

I believe I am a writer.

Now that’s a statement that begins a journey. Here’s another one:

I am a storyteller.

That’s different than being a writer because where a writer is interested in things such as word counts and audience reaction, story tellers live to tell a great story.

Not that there’s anything wrong with writers and word counts, having boundaries makes you more creative. But when I tell a story, my duty isn’t to the audience or the reader, though I’m happy you’re along for the ride. When I tell a story, it’s about the characters and their reaction to the plots and circumstances I put them in.

That’s the difference between a writer and a storyteller.  In case you’re wondering.

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