One lives a hundred different lives while writing.
One steps into a hundred different shoes,
following paths both bad, good,
everything in between.
One experiences a hundred different cultures
and a hundred different songs
beating from a hundred different hearts.
No wonder many writers–
and those who appreciate stories–
are often more willing
to step alongside the misunderstood,
to fight for the underdog,
to listen to another’s tale.
Because a writer practices empathy
each and every day
when they explore their characters’ worlds.
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