This. This. This. Writing and story telling have the power to change the world. Call me an optimist, but I agree so much with the sentiments in this post. Writing has the power to shake boundaries, to cause people to cry, to form personal attachment to words and fictitious characters!
This post really resonates with me. Give it a look. :).
Imagine a World of Writers
More people should write. They should write about their days and their dreams, about their hopes and their fears, about their families and their histories and their possible futures. They should write lists and poems and wild ramblings that sound like the intoxicated rantings of a idiot savant. They should tell stories, wonderful, improbable, made-up stories. They should sink or dig or dive or fall or claw their way into that place inside where the stories live, and pull them out like blunt-edged gems from deep within the living, breathing earth. They should write lies that are true and truths that uncover lies. They should weave secrets into the spaces between the words, and then give those secrets gladly to the world. For those of us bitten by the writing bug, it is near impossible (and quite terrifying)…
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