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April 29, 2014|Blog

Chase Bigger Dreams

Chase Bigger Dreams

I was surfing the web, looking for a way to get feedback on my short stories, but I was only able to find people trying to sell their books. There was no communication among the members of the groups, everyone was only looking for a way to find more customers. And it made me wonder, where are the authors who are willing to read your mistakes and give you advice? It’s writing just a mechanism to make money? Do all artists end up begging for a few bucks to cover their expenses? In that instant, I decided that writing is all the remuneration I want from writing.

As many young authors, I began my career entertaining small groups of people, the ideas came effortlessly. The short story’s essence was entertainment, but it always had a little bit of my philosophy, and with time, it became important to share my points of view. Since then, all of my stories have had a hidden message, but I could only reach a limited amount of people with my ideas.

Ideas that are the fruit of my knowledge and experiences, in other words, they’re only my perspective. However, they’re as important as yours because I share the truth, and I do it with anyone who is willing to stay for a while and read.

My life is a result of my philosophy, and I want to share it with you. Our world is filled with beauty and we can’t copyright it, without human interaction we’re just blank papers no one is willing to use. We’re together in this search for a hidden secret, and because we’re in this together, it’s better if we share as much information as possible. No one is leaving Earth alive, let’s make the most out of our stay here.

Writing is a form of art, and it has something in common with the rest of the artists skills, it helps us communicate with each other, and we’re all artistic by nature. I don’t think is healthy to hide that idea from oneself, it’s time to be true to our basic needs and believes. The one who carries the less baggage gets further than the rest.

We live in a world that no longer satisfy our needs, but we held to the past and can’t see what it’s doing to ourselves. People are afraid of what would happen if everything we know collapses, something reminds us of the hardships that previous generations had to endure. Only a couple of hundred years ago physical strength was the backbone of our society, and know we’re told by doctors that some exercise is good for our health.

It seems that no one has stopped and looked back to admire all that we’ve accomplished, all the work that lead to the creation of our beautiful cities and roads, all the wealth and the robotic automatization, but we aren’t able to take a short six month break to visit our own parents.

Even though, I understand the needs and fears of your ancestors were passed down the generations, there’s no way for me to continue on the destructive path our society is taking. I’m thirty and won’t be part of a broken system, even if that leaves me no other option than to create a better one. I’ll follow the path that life has placed in front of me, regardless of any unforeseen circumstances that may appear to an unemployed young author.

Nevertheless, best of luck following the dollar sign, I hope you find what you’re looking for under tons of cash.


Sebastian Iturralde

Fiction blogger—citizen of this beautiful planet, eternal lover of artistic creation and literature. Certain that the creative energy comes from nature.


  • May 12, 2020 at 5:22 pm

    I really liked this blog even from 2014 you have a lot of knowledge on how to tell a good story. I am an author of two books so far. I know you read my blog Author Recognition Award. Thank you very much for that. If, you want to discuss writing techniques or just writing period I am here to help anyone I can if possible. I have made some great friends on WordPress.com this is my 3 rd year blogging now. Have a great Tuesday evening Sebastian !

    • May 12, 2020 at 6:09 pm

      Hey James, congratulation on the award. Sounds like a good idea to talk about writing, that’s basically all I do now. But, I wouldn’t know where to start.

    • May 12, 2020 at 9:04 pm

      I usually simply sit in front of my desktop and write the first thing that comes put. At times I look on the net for names and places and planets etc.. I enjoy writing which is testing when others read and like my posts on my blog.

    • May 12, 2020 at 9:05 pm

      Thank you for the congrats on the award nomination. Talking is the one way to learn what we are looking for.

  • November 4, 2020 at 6:10 am

    Writing is something I find peaceful. Studying other languages are rewarding. Wish you all the best.

  • May 15, 2021 at 9:10 am

    I actually came to know of this page after you had liked a post of mine on WordPress. I checked out a few posts of yours and its very creative , in this particular post I like the idea of all of us finding a hidden secret together. Continue posting great stuff like this. Its very refreshing to read people’s opinions on different ideas.

    • May 16, 2021 at 6:21 pm

      It’s a pleasure to share my ideas with the world to help us grow together. Hope to see you back for new posts.

  • Kelly
    May 26, 2021 at 5:37 am

    Your work is amazing Sebas..I just started my blog yesterday and i feel like i have been derailing myself from a good thing..your stories just gave me a whole new inspiration asban aspiring writer..you stated so many facts. Its amazing how the world has turned into making finacial benefits about everything

    Thank you for the good work
    Am motivated continue spreading light

    • May 29, 2021 at 10:22 am

      Kelly, I’m glad to hear this. We’re the architects of the future and we cannot waste time planting ideas that won’t be useful to anyone. Keep going, every day there are more of us.

  • July 5, 2021 at 5:57 am

    Thank you very much for contributing to the wisdom of this world by your writings. Keep it up as the world keeps on learning from you from unexpected angles.

  • July 18, 2021 at 9:38 am

    Dear Sebastian, Interesting article.

  • July 20, 2021 at 1:09 pm

    Sebastian! I admire (and am delighted) by your observation. People really do let fascinating things pass them by, and I agree that in our time, more than ever, we should seriously consider stopping to appreciate what’s around us and the history it’s take to make it all work (or lack thereof). There’s a lot to be discovered in everyday life, and I’m glad you know this too.

  • July 24, 2021 at 8:43 am

    That’s a nice personal experience you shared! I liked the term you used there – blank papers. But as you yourself said and as it appears the blank papers have much use now than ever before. I like blank papers so much now! Nice to read about your accumulated philosophies of years!

  • July 29, 2021 at 4:06 am

    Don’t stop, keep writing. Make the magic happen.

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