girl's hands typing on a typewriter

AWM Story of the Week

Every week, the AWM is excited to bring you stories written by our visitors in our Story of the Day exhibit. Check back weekly for new stories, and visit the Museum to try out our typewriters and possibly be featured here!

This anonymous visiting writer had some interesting writing advice that we liked.

Writing isn’t about perfection. It’s about creativity, passions, and having something to say. It’s about finding the ordinary in the extraordinary (and conversely, the extraordinary in the ordinary) and sharing it with the world. It’s not being afraid to make mistakes or sound stupid. Purely and simply it’s loving what you do. Whether or not you inspire others is beside the point. Write for you. Say what has to be said. Say what the world needs to hear but no one has the courage to say. Write for you. Borrow someone else’s characters if you want to. Get to know your own voice. Discover things you never knew about yourself. I’m on an adventure right now and I never would have started if I hadn’t taken up the pen and a notebook and written a book.

We love Chicago too! Come back soon!

I love you, Chicago
beautiful city
full of magic

you are FULL of magic

I will return, hopefully for good
stay majestic
I love you

This poem was written in November, when Bob Dylan: Electric opened…hopefully the exhibit inspires others as well!

Writers of music:
the literaries of song
poured from the heart.

Dodi 11/30/18

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