As readers, we often enjoy stories that make us feel seen or understood. Or maybe stories that help us understand others by sharing a perspective we hadn’t considered or fully grasped before.
That means, as writers, we need to possess those deep understandings or perspectives to share them with readers. In other words, the better we understand ourselves, the better writer we’ll be.
One way we can better understand ourselves is to explore our core story. What resonates with us and makes us passionate about writing?