What exactly is a legacy? The dictionary defines it as anything handed down from the past, as from an ancestor or predecessor. Much like the word “heritage” which is
something that comes or belongs to one by reason of birth; an inherited lot or portion.
So, legacy is something that is given to us from the past while a heritage is something that belongs to you by reason of your birth.
That is wonderful and all, but what does that have to do with writing and being an author? A lot. If you are a writer or an author, you are creating your legacy right now. You are handing down to the future a gift of words.