“You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you.” ~Ray Bradbury
Ain’t that the truth!
I feel sorry for people that don’t use writing as an escape from the toils of every day life. There are so many bad addictions that they turn to…drugs, alcohol or sex, (or drugs, alcohol and sex!) that it’s ashame they don’t get addicted on an outlet that is, for all intents and purposes, harmless.
Personally, I find it highly therepuetic to write about a man who has hit rock bottom and contemplates suicide as he stares at the business end of a bottle rather than actually be in that position myself!
With every corner we turn, there is a story from our own lives that can come alive on paper. And, on paper, we can make anything happen the way we want.
Endings can be happy or tragic. Characters can be full of depth and life, or as transparent as those in real life. It can literally be anything.
No soap box or high horse here. Just some words of wisdom: Write. Write anything. 100 words or 100,000 words. Just write.
It’s the gift that every has recieved, but only a few use.
Now, if you’ll excuse me, there’s a really good show on cable I gotta see!