When You Write, Give People Something to Take With Them


This post from the Novelty Revisions blog suggests that When You Write, Give People Something to Take With Them

Meg Dowell

Sometimes I watch a movie, wait a few years, and then watch it again so it can feel like I’m watching it for the first time, even though I’m not.

I spent my weekend watching a series of movies I’d mostly forgotten about. And I ended that weekend feeling so emotionally drained, yet somehow moved, that I could barely function.

Good stories aren’t hard to find. But you don’t know you’re experiencing one until it’s over, until you realize something fictional has done something to you on the inside even though that logically shouldn’t be possible.

This experience reminded me why I write. Why I care about writing. Why it matters. Why I can’t quit.

I want to give people stories that make them feel the way I felt at the end of those movies. How I assume I would feel, again, at the end of the books they were…

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