Happy Fourth! Protect the Freedom to Write

“Writing is a form of personal freedom. If frees us from the mass identity we see in the making all around us. In the end, writers will write not to be outlaw heroes of some underculture but mainly to save themselves, to survive as individuals.”

Don DeLillo, American novelist

Today I received a rejection from a literary magazine I would have been honored to be published in. All in all, it was a good rejection because they said to keep writing, your work will find a home. So I’ll think about the rejection for just a little bit and then get back to work. Today reflect upon the freedom of writing and the writing word like this organization does. The Freedom to Write should not be taken lightly. Happy Fourth! Enjoy your day off.


The Writing Nag

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