A Sophisticate is a Writer

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"If there's a book you really want to read, but it hasn't been written yet, then you must write it" Toni Morrison

For me there is nothing more exciting then a blank piece of paper. A blank piece of paper or a blank screen in Microsoft Word, represents a world of possibility. It's similar to a blank slate and more importantly, a new beginning. 
"I have spoken  too long for a writer. A writer should write what he has to say and not speak it."  Ernest Hemingway 1954 Nobel Prize Banquet Speech 

When you speak, nothing can be taken back. There are no "do-overs". That fact caused me to fear speaking. Speaking in general, in front or with others came with an enormous amount of awkwardness and pressure. There were so many times my words came out wrong, mis-intended and  insincere.  Yet with writing, my words could be erased, destroyed or deleted. With modern technology came the delete key. This afforded a certain level of freedom and security. As a result, writing became my secret world. It was a world that I could escape to where I could express myself without  criticism or judgement. I felt it was how I could best express what was in my heart or what I knew in my mind without fear. 

"We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospect" Anais Nine

Every Sophisticate has a preferred method of expressing herself. Communication is expression. There are many forms of expression and writing is only one of them. Others include speaking, singing (A Sophisticate Sings), painting (A Sophisticate is a Painter), or designing like an architect or engineer. (A Sophisticate is an Engineer). All of these are difficult but nothing beautiful comes without difficulty (A Sophisticate Dances Ballet). The goal for any Sophisticate is to master the form of communication she relates to best with patience, class, respect, tact, and politeness (A Sophisticate has Manners).   

"Fantasy is hardly an escape from reality. It's a way of understanding it" Lloyd Alexander

As a writer, a Sophisticate creates a fictional story that takes her  audience through a  wonderland of her imagination and the truth of her experiences. With a fictional story found in her imagination she creates a world and takes the audience on her journey. 

"There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit at a typewriter and bleed" Ernest Hemingway

There is something that is inside of her that wants to come based on her experiences and what she sees or hears everyday that she has a need to express. Writers block" stems from that need to express oneself and not knowing the best way to do it.

“Lock up your libraries if you like; but there is no gate, no lock, no bolt that you can set upon the freedom of my mind.” Virginia Woolf "A Room of One's Own"

Like a painter when a Sophisticate is a writer, she uses words as her paintbrush. Like a songwriter (A Sophisticate is a Songwriter), she arranges words and the letters of words like a musician arranges notes to tell a story and make a beautiful melody that touches people's hearts. A Sophisticate who is a writer goes beyond  writing facts to express  the heart of experiences with the written word. With the letters and words she transcribes  her meaning of what is in her her heart to others hearts. 

"There is no greater agony then bearing an untold story inside you." Maya Angelou

A Sophisticate has style in her attitude and behavior. A Sophisticate who is a artist sees the truth of reality and has the desire to create another world. A Sophisticate writes because she want others to know the harsh reality and beauty of  her world. In the end, a Sophisticate is a writer because her desire is to allow others to believe that everything is possible in their world. ;D