Each of us has a unique voice and a different story to tell with it. I'm not just here to promote myself. I'm also here to encourage you to go out and do your own thing. And when you come back, please bring some stories from the world to share. If you're not sure what your thing is just yet, just keep trying anyway. Pay no mind to those saying that there's nothing new under the sun or that it's all been done before. Fact is, it hasn't all been done, in part because it you haven't done it. Do not discount the place of the storyteller in the story or the hand of the artist in the art.
Be bold and follow what compels you, even (or especially) if it scares you.