Why books get written

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“I want to write a book.”

“I want to leave a mark.”

And the people who get serious about the idea write the book, and they leave a mark.

These pages are the mark. They say for now and ever, “This is who I was and what I had to say. This is what I saw and what I think it meant.”

“These were my struggles, which may resemble your struggles, and how they affected me and how I tried to overcome them, and I write them down so that you may recognize yourself and find help in overcoming yours.”

I suppose you have to have unmitigated ego to believe you have something important to say that might help make life a little easier for the people who happen to bump into your words. Or maybe you just have to care enough to try to help other people.

Published by WarrenBluhm

Wordsmith and podcaster, Warren is a reporter, editor and storyteller who lives near the shores of Green Bay with his wife, two golden retrievers, Dejah and Summer, and Blackberry, an insistent cat. Author of Full, Refuse to be Afraid, Gladness is Infectious, 24 flashes, How to Play a Blue Guitar, Myke Phoenix: The Complete Novelettes, A Bridge at Crossroads, The Imaginary Bomb, A Scream of Consciousness, and The Imaginary Revolution.

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