BE THE HEROINE OF YOUR LIFE,
NOT THE VICTIM
I once read something about the writing craft that blew me away - the antagonist thinks the story is about him. He thinks he's the star, maybe even the hero. Once I started thinking of the story from the antagonist's point of view - or any of the other characters', really, since they all think the story is about them - it changed not only how I wrote, but also how I saw life in general.
We should be the heroines and heroes of our own lives. But how often do we let other people or situations put us in minor roles? In their stories, we might be the sidekick or love interest or even villain, and that's okay because it's their stories.
But we can't let others cast us in our stories. They don't get to tell us we're the victim or the bad daughter or the silly dreamer. If we're not careful, one day we'll look up from a script that someone else wrote for us and realize we're the understudies in our own lives.
This week, let's take the starring role and run with it!