I’m not sure we gravitate toward what we know as writers, although parts of our personalities litter the pages whether we wish them to or not. I am sure we write about what we love. And, we write what we hate and what we see as injustice – large and small.
So maybe it’s more accurate to say as writers we strive to write with passion, with a depth of feeling, whether we’re writing a sweeping saga like GONE WITH THE WIND, or a funny, revealing look at modern relationship like, WHEN HARRY MET SALLY.
That’s why I write about communities – a small town community, Shute Pond, populated by the quirky, often good and sometimes nefarious characters. And, my Warrior Chronicles series, where my love for everything Celtic plays center stage.
If passion makes fiction – and I’d argue most non-fiction – more captivating – then passionate writing is what I hope to excel at.
Writing passionately or doing whatever our job is, with the goal of doing it well, is universal and something few would question.
As my parents would say: “Anything worth doing is worth doing well.”
So, I’ve been wondering since I’ve lost them, why I haven’t put this axiom to work regarding not just my work, but my life.
Now I’m vowing to live passionately. I will make that small books are free ‘Little Library’. I will run all of those 5K’s that are for worthy causes. I will travel more and worry less. I will try to live the stories I love to write – but only the good parts.
More about Scotland to come. There is much to digest and chronicle into some semblance of order.
What warms your heart and stirs your soul–what is your passion?
Blessings to you all,