What is writing to you?

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What is writing to you?

Post by esther » March 20th, 2010, 1:17 am

It takes courage to pick up the pen.

So I've got a few tips.

Write until you can't go any further without digging deep within yourself.
Dig deep. Dig deeper, and dig until the mere thought of picking up the pen scares you.
Now, take that leap of faith.
Close you eyes and let the ink dance on the page, and when you finally open your eyes, you'll see before you...

the ink had run out.
-- anonymous

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Re: What is writing to you?

Post by PaulWoodlin » March 20th, 2010, 2:49 am

The meaning of my life. Without writing I am just another cog in the Machine. With writing I might still just be another cog in the Machine, but at least I chose my place in it.

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Re: What is writing to you?

Post by taylormillgirl » March 20th, 2010, 10:02 am

A challenging form of intellectual stimulation that keeps this isolated stay-at-home mommy from going cuckoo for Cocoa Puffs.
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Re: What is writing to you?

Post by shadow » March 20th, 2010, 4:18 pm

Writing is an escape to a different world with swords and other worldly creatures and my own imagination :)
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Re: What is writing to you?

Post by JustineDell » March 20th, 2010, 8:41 pm

It is what calls to me in my sleep.
It is what keeps me from being able to go anywhere without a pad of paper and a pen.
It is that rambling thought in my brain that never goes away.
It is a need to share my story.
It is gnawing at my fingers until I type it down.
It is my gift.
It is my curse.
And I love it.



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Re: What is writing to you?

Post by lightelement94 » March 20th, 2010, 11:30 pm

Writing is what makes me believe I can do so many great things, even if it only with words. Especially with words.
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Re: What is writing to you?

Post by Rik » March 21st, 2010, 7:08 am

It's my second love, after reading.

Well, okay, it's my third - no, fourth - love, but we don't need to go into details ...
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Re: What is writing to you?

Post by ganstream1 » March 21st, 2010, 10:22 am

Writing to me is where I'm god and I can pwn anyone I want when I'm frustrated with them :D
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Re: What is writing to you?

Post by Crystal » March 23rd, 2010, 2:13 pm

Writing is my biggest joy and my biggest frustration.
It is my escape and a place to escape from.
It is my friend and my enemy.
Writing is my dream and it is my nightmares.
But in the end writing is mine and mine alone. No one can take it from me and no one can force me to do it.
I do it on my time (and usually works time too) and in my way.
Working my very first attempt at a mystery novel. 1st draft

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Re: What is writing to you?

Post by marilyn peake » March 23rd, 2010, 2:53 pm

A fascinating experience, and a wonderful way to communicate ideas and stories.
Marilyn Peake

Novels: THE FISHERMAN’S SON TRILOGY and GODS IN THE MACHINE. Numerous short stories. Contributor to BOOK: THE SEQUEL. Editor of several additional books. Awards include Silver Award, 2007 ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Awards.

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Re: What is writing to you?

Post by fionaw » March 25th, 2010, 8:27 am

Writing is the escape that reconciles me to life in the real world.

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Re: What is writing to you?

Post by Simpatico » March 26th, 2010, 5:29 am

Writing, for me, is a means to an end.

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