I am asking all writers to write a “who am I?” speech (at least two good sized paragraphs but not limited to). First, it is not a simple about me statement, none of that ‘I’m Sarah from Ohio I’m 15 I like reading, and swimming.’ lol It’s more than just the response to the question. It’s a written piece about who you are as a person as a whole. It’s a speech that expresses who you are using your talent with words, it is not a simple writing, it is a complex in depth speech of who you are. All of those things you would never tell anyone; it’s what makes you write, what led you to where you are-–your Strong Truths.
You must dig deep, it’s a major statement to the readers, to the world or to whoever you need to place it too. If you could confess who you are, what you’ve been through, who you want to become, what you believe in, what you despise, what hurts you, what confuses you, what kills you, what touches you. It’s where you and your poetry meet at the center, what makes you write, the core of your soul. It’s a proclamation.
If you are uncomfortable about this or have any questions contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I have planned for each writer to have their own section in the book/design. The Who Am I speech is a great addition to the books design. I believe it will really make the readers fall in love with our work as a team as well as each authors work separately.
Exert from Tracey Dahl’s ‘Who Am I? Speech:
I am expression in the flesh. My skin, my words, my body language are all my medium. I am an artist of words, written and spoken. I am a sister and a daughter. I am a lover and a fighter…I believe in strength as a woman, and as a human. My life is mine, and I shall live it, as I see fit. I know who I am as a person, and I embrace it. I don’t change for frivilous fantasies… -Tracey Dahl, writer