I didn't say this in the Week One pep talk because we'd only just met and there's really only so much cornball sentiment from a random guy on the internet that anyone should have to tolerate in one month. But here's the truth: You have a book in you that only you can write. Your story matters. Your voice matters.
I'd love to believe that's true. If only my story were not so derivative.
Let's face it, some stories matter more than others.