“The mass of men live lives of quiet desperation, and go to the grave with their song still in them.” –Henry David Thoreau
Everyone has a multitude of stories and experiences just waiting to be told. Sometimes it’s best expressed through art or music, but if a subject warrants significant exploration, a novel can be just the thing.
Among other things, writing a novel can be a deeply significant aspect of a person’s life. It can help us make sense of the world and our place in it. It let’s us get in touch with parts familiar and unknown. It can be a vehicle to give a voice to the voiceless, to depict life that goes unheeded.
If you’re more extrincially motivated, a novel can provide royalties and intellectual property rights. It can provide the opportunity to meet kindred writers or make friends with editors, illustrators, publishers, and other artists.
Whatever your drive is, writing a novel is a great undertaking with a smorgasbord of rewards. My goal in writing is to inspire readers like you to try and get your own magic story out as well. Consider writing alongside me sometime. I’d be glad you did.