By: Colleen M. Story
Who are your writing heroes?
Can you name them—right now?
Do you know who they are?
Does it matter?
I’ve asked a number of people these questions. I’ve been amazed by how many blank looks I’ve received.
Maybe it’s because my writing heroes are so important to me—and I believe, to my progression as a writer. I have a hard time imagining that someone serious about becoming the best writer they can be wouldn’t have heroes.
Without them, who inspires you? Who makes you dig down to find the courage to keep going when the going gets tough? Who shows you the way when you don’t know what to do next?
I’ll even go so far as to say that if you’re struggling as a writer, the solution may very well be to discover your heroes and actively pursue them. I’m not suggesting you become a stalker, but I would urge you
find a way to see
them, in person, or at least to hear them speak—on YouTube or wherever. At the
very least, you should be reading their work.
Who Inspired You to Write?
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