Saturday, January 08, 2011

Writer Ghost

Here’s a strange fact. Writers, for the most part—especially writers of fiction—are doomed to be ever on the fringes of recognition, unknown, struggling, invisible.

It is not a myth. Most of us stay “starving” if we don’t have some other job to pay the bills.

But, don’t despair.

You and I may be a writer ghost (as opposed to a ghost writer—even those people seem to get more out of their careers than we do!). But the things we have to say are as corporeal and powerful as anything on the bestseller list.

Sometimes more.

So, keep on speaking to the clean vista of blank journal pages and the wordprocessor screen.

Eventually your ghost words will haunt someone.

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