Someday, you’re going to be dead.
I hope this doesn’t come as a shock to you. If it does, you are either extremely young or extremely naive. Neither situation bodes well for great writing. Try to overcome them. Become old, like me. Acknowledge that someday you will be dead.
Given that certainty, consider this: What do you want to leave behind?
Sure, we all want to leave a lifetime of great memories, a pretty corpse, and — ideally — a string of satisfied sexual partners, but really think about it: What do you want to leave behind?
If your answer is anything but “Truly great writing,” please close this browser window. I hear there are adorable cats on YouTube…Read More