Tuesday, 12 August 2014
Why I Write!
I've noticed a few of these posts going around the blogosphere lately called "Why I Write". So I thought I might give it a go myself. I know you are usually tagged to write this but I'm bucking the trend and nominating myself instead.
What am I working on?
At the moment I am working on my 101 list still, Style Dares, FMS photo a day, also trying to work out new blog posts. I've got a notebook that's specifically for blog ideas and planning, it goes everywhere with me.
How does my writing differ from others in my genre?
I'm not really sure about this one, I think it differs from the fact that it's coming from my mind and my thoughts which are different from others in the fact that they are mine. I'm still learning so much about writing and my skills are only just starting to take shape and form into something that is special to me.
Why do I write?
I original started this blog as something to do to stop me from being bored and to push myself to achieve a few things in life (101 list) but it's now become so much more than that. It's taken on a life of it's own, a life I never thought existed inside me. I've been able to articulate myself in ways I never knew I could. I've connected with a different part of me, a part that wants to be heard instead of shooshed, a part that has an opinion, has an idea to share with the world and not be afraid to tell it. I write because I want to make people feel better about themselves and about who they are. I also write to keep my mind active and not waste away to mush.
How does my writing process work?
I usually start with an idea (that I will write down in my notebook - how retro, a pen and paper) and then I see where it takes me. I like to sit down and just write a whole post then hit publish but sometimes it doesn't always work that way. Other days I get hit with ideas at work so I'll write up the post and then email it off to myself to later edit then post. I always re-read my work, as I'm not the best a spelling plus I like to make sure all the grammar is correct (as I am a bit neurotic about grammar - thanks big brother).
So there you have it - this is why I write.
If you'd like to read about why other cool (well in my mind cool) bloggers write check out these guys:
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