A Letter to My Fear (and Perhaps Yours As Well)

Your art is not your heart. When it's out in the world, it's no longer yours. You don't need to worry about what it does once you let it go. It's not personal. If the people you love judge you for your work, maybe they don't love you back. Maybe it would be better to … Continue reading A Letter to My Fear (and Perhaps Yours As Well)

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I am a Writer, Therefore I Write

Mary Nolte Writer

I am a writer, therefore I write. My boyfriend told me not too long ago that I spend a lot of time talking about the reasons why I should be writing but very little time actually sitting down and doing it. And it's true. I've spent the last several months analyzing why I should be writing, … Continue reading I am a Writer, Therefore I Write

She Was Our Cat

Black and white cat

She was our cat. We loved her. These are the words that keep running through my head, like I need to qualify her existence to the world. Like I need to keep repeating it, over and over, so that people will understand, so that they will believe me. She was our cat. We loved her. … Continue reading She Was Our Cat