First published on The Creativity Webzine.
There is nothing better than to wake up to a new day and have something to write about; to have fresh, palpable ideas that I could put into a short story or a poem. The process of creating is the ultimate satisfaction besides hearing someone say that my poem or story had resonated with them—made them laugh, cry, or think. It is surely a blessing to have the opportunity to write for the public. And to do it with a sense of truth and passion.
Mark Tulin is a published author, poet, and short-story writer from Philadelphia. He relocated to sunny California in 2012 and is married to an artist and designer, Alice.
For more information on why Mark writes, read About the Crow.