Carrie Bradshaw: How A Fictitious Writer Inspires Me


Yes, I know she’s not real.
Yep, the show wasn’t deep, dramatic, and was iffy on the “female empowerment” front.

Sure, she wrote one newspaper column a week in NYC and somehow lived in a decent apartment and had all the fashion any woman could want (right…right…sure….sure….).

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I get all that.  I really do.  But when it comes to putting herself out there and really saying what she wanted to say – it didn’t get better than Carrie.
“Maybe our mistakes are what make our fate. Without them what would shape our lives? Perhaps if we never veered off course, we would never fall in love, or have babies, or be who we are. After all, seasons change. So do cities. People come into your life and go. But it’s comforting to know that the ones you love are always in your heart. And, if you are lucky enough, a plane ride away.”

She just wrote what she thought.  She had no reservations, no walls, and no filter when she sat down in front of her computer.
I know I can be more like that, and I’m sure other writers struggle with being open, also.
So, no matter where you are in your writing.  No matter where you are in your literary journey, just write.  And keep writing.  And put your thoughts on paper because something will happen.  The good stuff will be there, I promise.
“So just love, make mistakes, and have wonderful times, but never second-guess who you are, where you have been, and, most importantly, where it is you are going.”
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