For the love of writing

United States
May 24, 2007 7:34pm CST
For the love of writing, I write everyday. I write when I'm inspired and I write when I'm not inspired. I write morning, noon and night sometimes. For the love of writing, I enter contests, do research and use my trusty thesaurus. I have one published and co-authored book. For the love of writing, we wrote it entirely online and submitted to the publisher online. For the love of writing, I have 4 personal writing projects going on now plus the articles I write for pay. What do you do for the love of writing?
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11 responses
25 May 07
I love writing too!! I havent done it for a while since being in the throes of a new relationship but i will start again soon.I have been inspired by a lot of sites recently to start a blog,i have read some amazing ones.so many thoughts rush through my head at once i have to write them down so i can remember them,sometimes they will trigger an idea for an animation (i'm an animation student at university in england.)I write best when i'm angry or depressed, as so much more emotion comes out.i would love to write a book but i dont have enough time!do you have a blog?I'm currently in the process of pondering various ideas for a comic that i will write sometime in the next year.I aim to do it all myself,however long that takes!what kinds of things do you write about?Mostly i write about my own moods,things which have happened in my life and how they have affected me-just being here on mylot has reinstalled my love of writing!!!
• United States
25 May 07
hi tuck, Good luck on your goals, keep moving forward. I did write a blog 03 through 04, but I updated everyday or nearly everyday with new content, mostly news on several subjects of interest to my readers. It got to be too much with a full time job and writing a book to boot. I'm setting up an informal blog on my website, so people can post their impressions of our poetry or website. Will be up in a week or so. You can find the link to my site on my profile.
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@KATRINKA (1660)
• United States
26 May 07
Oh don't set aside your writing for a relationship! I'm half-kidding, but I'm also serious. Capture those wonderful feelings you're experiencing in your new relationship! Write conversations. Describe your loved one. Don't give up writing. Give yourself 10 or 15 minutes a day. You'll be surprised what you can accomplish in such a short amount of time. When I start a new story, novel, whatever, it is like starting a new love relationship. I love that I have that with writing. I can fall in love over and over again.
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• Philippines
25 May 07
when i was in elementary i used to write love letters for friends and family i love writingt but...when im in college i stop writing i felt sad but why my brain not functioning im not inspired now anymore
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@tigertang (1750)
• Singapore
25 May 07
That's so sad to hear that you have lost your inspiration to write. Me, I started writing regularly when I was first put into boarding school. I guess letter writing was my way of being able to keep in touch. Also helped that the subjects that I was good at all involved vast ammounts of writing. Anyway, from there it was back home to Singapore for two and a half years of National Service and the letter writing tradition continued. However, at this time, email was comming into the vague and before you know it, I had moved from letters to emails. Fast forward over a decade, writing happens to my professional skill. I've been writing for a publication in Singapore and also been published in Saudi (in English). Also do a bit of commercial work (less imaginative but better paid) and here I am on mylot bashing away, trying to make sense of the world around me.
• Philippines
28 May 07
For the love of writing, I write for others For the love of writing, I write down my thoughts For the love of writing, I write human concerns So that others might get ideas from me and I can get ideas from them too...
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@xcjune (162)
• China
26 May 07
Go on please,you will success.
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@KATRINKA (1660)
• United States
26 May 07
Congratulations on having two published novels! I live and breathe writing, but I don't always have the time to write. (And here I am banging on my keyboard at Mylot!) If I'm not physically writing, there's always a story or two or more going around in my head. I also share my love of writing through my writing workshop and blog. I wish you continued success...
• India
25 May 07
It is good to write.It is a way of talking to yourself when you are alone and also a way to communicate to the world.It also develops your style of expressing yourself before others.While writing you can also discover new words and ideas.It is a form of art in itself and enjoy writing till forever!
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• United States
25 May 07
Well, for the love of writing I write songs and poetry. I've been doing it since I was about 16 years old. I want to become a songwriter and I want to write a book of poetry.
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• United States
25 May 07
For as long as I can remember, putting pen (or pencil) to paper has been my passion . . . letter writing . . . keeping a journal or diary . . . making lists . . . writing poetry . . . short stories . . . article writing . . . novel writing . . . research projects . . . homework assignments . . . collecting ideas . . . outlining future projects . . . outlining current projects . . . And so on and so on and so on. I love writing. The majority of the writing I do is handwritten and, if needed (most often, it seems), I transfer these words to the computer.
• Philippines
25 May 07
For the love of writing, I keep a journal. I write when I'm happy, I write when I'm sad. Because I love it so much, and want to share, I've also joined competitions. Win or lose, I like the feeling that something I wrote is floating around on the internet, whether people actually read it or not. I'm not a writer by profession- yet, but I've started. I just took a freelance job that pays peanuts (my first), but have had such a great time writing, that I hope to continue it even when school starts in June. We all have to start somewhere, right?
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@patgalca (14133)
• Orangeville, Ontario
25 May 07
For the love of writing I joined a writing group. We meet on a weekly basis and I never miss a meeting if I can help it. My writing group is a priority (unless there is a family function). For the love of writing I go to writer seminars and meet authors for one-on-one critiquing sessions. For the love of writing I spent an all day writing session at a retreat centre and didn't want it to end For the love of writing I write in a regular journal, a prayer journal and a gratitude journal. For the love of writing I am doing my sixth edit of my novel. For the love of writing I enter writing contests for short stories and poetry. For the love of writing, I refuse to get a part-time job because I don't think I would find ANY time to write if I did. I'm having a hard enough time now. I will get my sixth edit done and by the end of the year that story will be in the hands of agents.
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@AnythngArt (3305)
• United States
1 Jun 07
For the love of writing, I've spent my life as an editor, fixing bad writing I've been a book lover all my life I find authors infinitely more interesting than celebrities I've attended as many book conventions and author signings as I possibly could I'm attempting to become a writer myself (much easier to be an editor) I've read countless books on writing I've begun writing for Associated Content and Helium as practice I've recognized that writing a great book is difficult I've seen the odds against having a best seller are overwhelming still, putting pen to paper, fingers to keyboard, I make the effort just to craft a good sentence, paragraph, page.