"I learned that writers make something out of nothing. We make dreams into reality. That's our nature, our mission. We were born to it. I will never give up my dream again. Never."
Catherine Lanigan gave up on her dream of writing while in college because a college professor told her she had no talent. Years later after encouragement from a journalist, she returned to writing.
We all have people who try to destroy our dreams and it takes courage to stand up to them. If you are a beginning artist, writer, actor or singer, don't ask if you have talent. No one can judge that but you. Ask if you have the passion and persistence to keep creating even when others discourage you. Ask if you have the heart and the courage to stand up for what you believe in.
Writers and artists make something from nothing. They take a blank canvas and fill it with color. They take a blank sheet of paper and fill it with story. Believe in your dream. Believe in yourself. Believe in your creative gift.