Write to Live

Posted: January 3, 2015 in graffiti living
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I started writing because I did not want to die having done nothing with my life. – Hubert Selby Jr

Why are we writers? Why are we here? What does ‘write to live’ mean to you? The most obvious thing is getting published and writing to make a living. That’s the ideal. But most writers never achieve this and only about 1% manage to live solely from writing. It doesn’t mean we shouldn’t dream about this, just that we should admit this and be willing to work very hard to get there. There are other things that ‘write to live’ could mean. Hubert Selby Jr said “I started writing because I did not want to die having done nothing with my life.” That’s very honest.

If you truly want to write to live, whatever that personal dream or goal might be, you have to focus on that. Be very honest with yourself about it. When you focus on what you truly want, you set the wheels in motion that will make it happen. You still have a lot of work to do, but this will get you going in the right direction.

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