I have a lot of things to do today. I have a list. They’re all chores that need to be done, Oil changed, homework, etc. All these things have a time and place and they’re all obligations, some self-imposed. Still, things that need to be done, so today’s post is on obligation.
If something inside of you is real, we will probably find it interesting, and it will probably be universal. So you must risk placing real emotion at the center of your work. Write straight into the emotional center of things. Write toward vulnerability. Risk being unliked. Tell the truth as you understand it. If you’re a writer you have a moral obligation to do this. And it is a revolutionary act — truth is always subversive. – Anne Lamott