Like most of your work here on Medium, this article was helpful and very relatable! Love the title — The Passion Paradox. As I’m struggling with this passion/calling issue myself right now, I want you to know how much it helps to have my own thoughts and worries addressed like this. Thank you.
Thank you for having the courage to say publicly what many of us dare whisper only to ourselves when no one is watching: I don’t like writing all the time, but that does not disqualify me from being the writer that I am.
First of all, thanks for reading and responding to my story. It’s always a treat to connect with someone who has roots in Black River Falls! According to Wikipedia, Michael Lesy is still a a writer and professor of literary journalism at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts. I think Wisconsin Death Trip is…
Thank you, Louise, for your sharing your enthusiastic response. As Norman Mailer said of all stories non-fiction, “God gives you the best plots.”
Every idea in your piece was re-affirming to me, to say the least. Storytelling is such a crucial piece to the human DNA and the human legacy, and it needs to be recognized as such. Certainly as writers it’s why we do what we do.