If someone isn’t what others want them to be, the others become angry. Everyone seems to have a clear idea of how other people should lead their lives, but none about his or her own.
Paulo Coelho offers wise words in terms of life and for writers seeking a way to transfer writing ideas from the head to a page. This quote, from The Alchemist, sheds unique light on a question every artist asks: What if the thoughts in my head don’t translate to the proper medium?
The first step to success is embracing a single idea that’s floating around your noggin. But what happens when you can’t figure out a way to bring your creative writing ideas to life? What is it that prevents people from spilling their guts and developing realistic characters or scenes that connect with others on an emotional level? I can think of three reasons: