I recently posted a piece entitled,
It’s basically a humorous take on office life and some of the personalities that exist.
In response, I received an interesting comment from one of my regular readers named Melissa:
That’s not nice, that’s rude. Why would you turn your back on someone when they are talking to you?
Didn’t your mother teach you any manners?
I kept my response light and added a question: Hey Melissa who said the post was about me??
So, really, who said that everything that I write is biographical?
I know I never uttered those words.
Yet, it seems readers, family, friends, etc., all seem to think that if I wrote it,
I must have lived it.
But that is the wonder of writing (or art of any kind).
I don’t have to personally experience something in order to write about it.
I can absorb the lives of those around me.
Things I’ve read about…
I’m an avid reader of science-fiction…
But am truly just a lover of all books.
Stuff I’ve watched on television, at the theatre and seen in the movies.
Conversations I’ve participated in (and those that I’ve overheard).
Don’t judge me.
I’m a virtual sponge.
I suck it all up.
Then I squeeze it out onto scraps of paper and the computer screen.
And just recently I have decided to share with all the world via The Candy Shoppe.
So, let me give you a helpful tip:
Pay no attention to the woman behind the curtain…she just writes here.