WRITING

A License To Steal

Our very existence as writers is grist for the storytelling mill, and everything around us must be mined for the truth

David Todd McCarty
Ellemeno
Published in
7 min readApr 22, 2024

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It has recently occurred to me that many of my favorite lines from many of my favorite writers, were things they didn’t come up with on their own. It wasn’t an original thought or idea, but the…

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David Todd McCarty
Ellemeno

A cranky romantic searching for hope and humor. I tell stories. Most of them are true. I’m not at all interested in your outrage, but I do feel your pain.