WRITING TIP: Create the past

writing tipWe all come from somewhere, and the past lives on in us, whether we like it or not. Why not cooperate with that truth? Since the past is alive in us, it can still be changed. Most everything we pay attention to is made of a tiny bit of what we can truly call factual, and the rest is opinion and assumption. If we shift our assumptions, the facts can be the same, but we’ve written a new history — a new story for ourselves and the world.