Do you suffer from a URGE TO WRITE, aka hypographia? or just the URGE TO WRITE..

United States
March 6, 2008 10:02pm CST
I can not say that I have the clinical condition of needed to obsessively write but I am interested in others who do or even others like myself who do not have uncontrollable urges but still find themselves writing alot. I started out with my urge to writing filling up many notebooks with notes from books that i read, quotes, newspaper article clips, etc etc. My boyfriend always wondered about my hobbie but I didnt mind because I learned that alot of that stuff I was writing came back when I needed it or was trying to figure out a situation and the answer was there. Now that has changed as Im not an avid journal writer but now do most of my writing online. Somehow writing on paper is not satisfying enough because its slower than writing on a keyboard and I do not like my cursive that I can not quickly read another time. And I am SO picky about pens it became so frustating when I was looking for just the write pen when i got the urge to write and couldn't find it, that messes up everything!
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@NeoComp (1321)
• United States
8 Mar 08
yes I do suffer from this. I always feel like I want to write. I love writing. .and I always feel like I need to write more, and that I could write more... I could write all day and all night.. It's very addictive.
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• United States
12 Mar 08
I can fill notebooks up with notes but people who can just write random things or stories or poems, thats so cool. I did journal alot before i had kids so now its more of a chore but i enjoyed it while it lasted. Writing online took over because its just faster to do.
• Canada
7 Mar 08
I certainly have a deep love of writing and often feel a strong need to get my thoughts down on paper. I prefer writing by hand to on the computer, but I heave learned over the years to be almost as comfortable with a keyboard as with a pencil. I agree that the tool you use to write makes a big difference. I love mechanical pencils. When I was in school the only pen I would use was a fountain pen. It was the only one that had the right feel.
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• United States
9 Mar 08
Man, that could be a topic all its own. When I was younger I didn't realize there was that habit yet because I was still figuring which stlye I want to write but I HAD to have colored pens to adjust to my mood, even for school work. Now that Im older I have to have 1.0mm points and not fine points! I did go through the calligraphy thing in my early twenties and have been eyeing that stuff out over at Borders, I might get back into that. I just like pens that spill alot of ink, the bold points--love UNIBALL pens
• Philippines
9 Mar 08
Hi.. Since college and up to now, i keep a calendar notebook which has a multifunction to me. I write my appointments, what to do list for the day/week/month/year and what happened for the day that is worth writing. At the end of the year, i mostly review my calendar notebook. I laughed at my silliness and reminisced the ol' days. Just this year i started to make an online blog to different sites and i have a site i most of the time make an entry. Writing is sort of an outlet of my emotions--boredome, frustrations, anger, happiness and etcetera. I feel good to write important events and pour out my stream of thoughts for the day. Given an ample time, i may have make a lot of blog entries.
• United States
12 Mar 08
yea, thats more like my habits. I always write events down on a calendar and then gather them and write them in a notebook as a record.
@paid2write (5204)
9 Mar 08
I have kept a daily journal of thoughts, ideas and experiences. I find it helps to write things down and reflect on the day's events. Now I am keyboard crazy and keep on writing and posting. I did not know there was a word for it - hypographia - does that mean a compulsion for excessive writing? If so I think I may have it!
• United States
12 Mar 08
Yea, hypographia is an excessive need to write, just anything, all the time. They had a small article about a doctor, in National Geographic (Jan or Feb?), who had hypographia and she even wrote on her shower walls with a special crown, it was just a ton of words and some equations, I think its very interesting.
• United States
8 Mar 08
this can only be a good thing