Wednesday, October 31, 2007

Prose in the Key of Self - Foreword

Everyone has a story. Every story is compelling. The mousy guy that you hardly notice has a heartrending tale that explains his demeanor. No story should be take for granted. As a writer, I feel obligated to share my story. Maybe there's someone else who is a maverick, or audacious, or unrequitedly in love with a mighty Chupacabra hunter and needs to know that things will be okay. That's my responsibility.

But despite that, I don't think I could ever go the autobiographical (or even semi-autobiographical) route - for profit. Because, when I speak, I will speak the truth, and people don't always want to hear the truth about themselves. So, if I give it away, here, then maybe it won't be so bad. So, when I feel stuck, or lacking a topic, I will talk what I know: me.

1 comment:

Another Conflict Theorist said...

Peace Sis,

Some years back, one of my instructors said something that really resonated with me. He said, "Sometimes the world does care."

With that being quoted, I truly believe that there are plenty of people who could benefit from your story - or from a few of its elements. Given the sure-to-be exceptional delivery of it, I don't think anyone would begrudge you if you charged them a few dollars. Besides, Black Mambas gotta eat too.