Another first Wednesday of the month, another #WordsOnWednesday post for Bittersweet Adventures to replace my usual Thursday post.
Today we were encouraged to share our favorite writing quote. Well, mine just happens to be this one, from the ever-wonderful F. Scott Fitzgerald:
“That is part of the beauty of all literature. You discover that your longings are universal longings, that you’re not lonely and isolated from anyone. You belong.”
This quote is inspiring to me, because it reminds me of the importance of writing stories, whether true or fictional. When done right, storytelling contains thoughts, feelings, and experiences that every human understands and relates to. It also reminds me that THOSE are the types of stories that I want to write. I want to be able to tell stories that make people jump out of their seats and shout “YES!” in the middle of public spaces. I want to tell stories that make people chuckle in half-embarrassed collusion. I want to tell stories that make people cry.
I want to help people see that they’re not isolated from anyone. That they belong.