Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Wednesday & Writing: What I Love About Writing

I’ve said before when I started Project 52, I was a boring person. That’s probably not true, as I say that I have flashbacks of gold togas and green lipstick around my eyes. But my life was boring, that is completely true.

This blog went a long way towards sucking all of the boredom out of my life. It also helped to develop my writing, which was the reason I started this in the first place. As my writing developed, I realized what I love about it.

It’s not the writing words that paint a picture, though I do enjoy that. It’s not even telling a story that otherwise would remain untold. I enjoy that too. Writing makes me a well rounded person. That’s what I love about it. Phantom Fires was about a ballerina. I’m 26 years old and hadn’t danced since high school. I took a dance class. I felt like I had to write about a dancer. Now I’m writing about a high school girl struggling with physics. And I don’t remember anything about it! I have no choice I must learn Physics. It’s the only way. Should Phantom Fires ever sell the sequels will involve fighting demons. I will take a karate or street fighting class. I will have to. I seriously have no clue how to take down the annoying girl across the street, much less a band of demons.

I love writing because as I develop that talent, I develop! What more could you ask? What do you love about writing?


  1. The thing I love most about writing is creating my own world with my own characters and letting them run wild and basically documenting the outcome. It's like a more creative way of playing the sims, in my opinion. lol.

  2. I love really stretching myself as a writer. When I write a sentence, look at it and say, I could do better. And then I make myself think up a fresh metaphor or "show" something instead of tell it. I love working my brain that way.

  3. I love playing God with my characters. perhaps I'm a control freak deep down? I dunno... but I love having the final say what my characters can get away with.
    I also love that point when writing your first draft when the story tells you it wants to go a different way. Then I have to let go of that control (kinda sorta.) :)

  4. All that the other three before me said plus it just seems to go with reading, which is something I've always done and enjoyed.

  5. I love that writing lets me escape. I get to see things from a different perspective, albeit my own imagination, but still not reality-different. Writing is one of the most relaxing things I can do next to reading.