• Heather Hildenbrand

why i write

I always thought I started writing because I found reading (again) and fell in love with the feeling of a story. I give a lot of credit to Twilight which is true but the underlying story there is also bigger. I found Twilight during one of the hardest seasons of my life. I'd experienced a trauma and was still in the shock stage when I read that series. Living through fictional emotions made it easier to process my real-and terrible-ones. So I clung to that. And eventually, when I'd processed those emotions, I wrote stories so I could put my own feelings on the page.


But the longer I am at this, the more I realize my love of reading is not really the whole truth about why I write day in, day out, year after year.

I think this is why I write. Because there are so many silences that needed to be broken.

"What are the words you do not yet have? What do you

need to say? There are so many silences to be broken."

-Audre Lorde (20th century American writer)

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