Sometimes You Have to Escape Yourself
Wednesday, March 13, 2019 at 10:02AM

It's the writing itself that needs to be authentic, in other words; not the writer. Once I realized this, many years after college, I was suddenly free to begin, because I'd left my inhibitions behind. “Express yourself!” is the great rallying cry of all the arts—not just of fiction—but sometimes you have to escape yourself, just a little, to create something true.


Article originally appeared on AdviceToWriters (
See website for complete article licensing information.