I write because…
I want to connect with people; I find writing is a wonderful method of self-expression. Sometimes I can throw off inhibitions and dig deep for expressions and words that I’d never use in conversation. I love the way writing helps me open up, just like a friend would. I can write about my most inner emotions. Sometimes writing is a great way of channelling verbal jargon into a beautiful expression of one’s self. Writing allows you time when verbalisation doesn’t.
I used to love writing stories and even though I haven’t written one for absolutely yonks, having a blog has given me the opportunity to reignite the author in me.
Writing a blog is the most wonderful way of connecting with like-minded bloggers around the globe – we all have so much to share with each other; but here’s the funny thing; because we are so busy writing to the world, we fail to connect with the people who are sitting right next to us – that’s just so crazy!
I envy published authors; walking by a book shop and seeing your novel in the window must be one of the most satisfying feelings there is. I didn’t leave school with an ‘ology’ or even a good grade in English and I’m no wordsmith either so writing in blog format is probably the nearest I’ll come to achieving that ‘book in the window’ feeling. I have always loved reading and always have a book on the go. I envy speed readers too – the fact that they can read and absorb at the same time enduring background distractions is an exceptional skill.
I write because I have ideas and thoughts that are no good sitting in my head and sometimes the people around me don’t want to listen so I write in the hope that someone in the blogosphere may just be interested in reading me.
I write because I hope it will improve my vocabulary; even at nearly fifty (yikes!) Writing is an extension of my thought process. I write because it satisfies me. I love to write because I want to connect with you, my readers, it’s a very special connection.
I tested the free-writing method for the first time, setting the timer for twenty minutes, then putting pen to paper and not stopping until the alarm went off. The result was truly awful and there would appear to be a skill involved in completing a page of ‘word vomit’ too!