The Necessity of Writing

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“There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.” – Maya Angelou, I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings

For me, writing is more than a passion. It is a basic necessity, a deep-seated need that, if removed from my life, would make it unbearable. It would be as if a chunk of me was missing. No matter in which direction my life has taken me, I have always had my writing to fall back on. It has been there for me like a best friend that never disappears, and I can’t imagine life without it.

Even though, academically, I pursued the sciences in high school and college, and then in my career, I have turned back to writing time and again. It is what I am most passionate about. In 2009, I made the decision to pursue writing on a full-time basis. This has been one of the best decisions I have made with my career. It has given me time to express myself in ways I never thought possible, and a deeper understanding of myself and the people around me.

Another long-term desire of mine has been to create some type of home-based business where I could take care of my family while earning a living. The thought of working from home appeals immensely to me, so, naturally, I have imagined for quite some time that working as a freelance writer would be the best of both worlds. Hence, the creation of Purple Pencil Editorial.

As our business grows, I would like to see my writing capabilities expand and transport me to places I haven’t yet imagined. From every task to every project completed, there are a multitude of lessons learned, and I’m looking forward to getting an education in the finer points of freelance writing. This is yet another of life’s journeys.

Dena

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