What is an emerging writer? What makes a writer or activist come alive? Most authors and advocates discuss the things they are passionate and knowledgeable about. It gives them power and control over the stories they tell.
“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” ― Maya Angelou
Your audience will know if you’re faking it and won’t buy what you’re selling if you’re simply going through the motions. If at least one person recognizes himself, then you possess the ability to paint remarkable pictures for the visual person. When this happens, there’s mutual respect among the parties and contributions to the communities rise.
If you have a story to tell, a good place to start is the Brittle Star Literary Magazine. They encourage young and emerging writers to post poetry, short stories, and more. No one said, however, writing is easy. Writing a book is like a fishing expedition in my opinion. You spend a lot of time waiting, listening to the birds chirp although it’s mainly a quiet time or a pleasant time-out from the hustle and bustle of life.
Every now and again, the storm rages and you’re thrown off guard, but the ride is much of an adrenaline rush for activists and storytellers. Yet, at the end of the storm, it’s the catch you’ve been waiting for. That’s the thing about a good book or speaker; the message has momentum and a surprise ending that highly pleasing.
On the other hand, even professionals get up some days and hope to finish what they set out to accomplish but sometimes, they’re dumbfounded. Sooner or later, though, a star is born.