The writers voice is the tool to create worlds through words and it is a magical place. For the writer, it is about bringing to life an experience and for the American writers from 1865 to the early twentieth century they wrote about their fates and fortunes through their personal essays on non-fictional events and creative fictions through historicized realism.
When it comes time for folks to say nice things about me, because I have left the world, I would like to know that the world is at least a little brighter for my having been
What this illuminates more than anything for me is the need to create the essays and fiction that will not only entertain, but will lend a voice to to my generation and whisper into the ears of the next--reaching the minds of generations to come.
Just as happiness is to the soul as sunshine is to the trees, food for growth, so writing can be a source of inspiration.