“The Artist is no other than he who unlearns what he has learned, in order to know himself,” said E.E. Cummings.
Unlearn who you are. It’s a tall order because it means rewriting all the false scripts in your brain telling you what you aren’t capable of; it’s silencing the internal editor critiquing your choices.
It’s also worth it.
Sherwood Anderson said, “The object of art is not to make salable pictures. It is to save yourself.”
Save yourself today.
Care about others.
Don’t put up with lies.
Listen to other people’s stories.
Make your own.
I have a hard time writing about writing news on Do Good Wednesdays, but the third book in my middle grade TIME STOPPERS series comes out this August. It’s a really big adventure epic about kids fighting evil because apparently that’s what kids have to do. Actually, it’s what we all have to do.