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Why You Need to be an Artist

The need to write, the need to create, the need to express.

These urgent wants kicked in very early in life for me, and I am hard-wired for it. I cannot remember a time when creativity wasn’t a part of my daily requirements, as necessary as air and water.

However these desires do not assure that everything I create will be solid gold, top-of-the-charts awesome. That’s never stopped me. I am typically very critical of everything I write, and it’s rare that I sit back and stare at my screen impressed with myself. And that’s a good thing, because it puts me in the position to constantly push myself, and I know that one day all the gears will click, and something truly amazing will occur.

This quote was floating around my social media channels the other day, and it spoke to me. I hope it speaks to you as well. Keep writing, drawing, making music. Don’t ever stop.

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Why do you Write?

Anais knew how to get you hot and bothered.

If you do not breathe through writing, if you do not cry out in writing, or sing in writing, then don’t write, because our culture has no use for it.
Anais Nin

Sober thoughts in a time when something like 50 Shades of Grey sells a shitton of copies. They are crap books filled with crap writing. Pure pablum.

Read Anais Nin instead. Actually challenge your brain…and your heart.