By Kristen Roach, Associate Coordinator, Bluegrass Writers Studio
There's a famous quote from William Faulkner that always resonates with me: "Don't be 'a writer.' Be writing." It's a motivator, a call to action. More than that, it's a prompt to answer the age-old question, "What do you do?" with a verb instead of a noun. To conceive of ourselves in motion. It's so simple. How could all of us English buffs have missed it? Why do we answer the question of "do" with, "I am..."? More importantly, when will we stop doing it? Now is as good a time as any. "What do you do?" "I write."