September 2, 2008 7:30pm CST
Lately I've been writing a piece about writers themselves. I keep rewriting it because there are so many things that I could say about the inner workings of a writer's mind. So, I give you the chance to discuss writers, and how their use of words can successfully create a new world for the reader
3 Sep 08
How a writer's mind works is a very complex subject. But most probably, it is the experience that affects one's composition. In my case, I always start with my experiences--what i see, what i feel, what i want, etc--and then if there is a single reason to write about it,whether personal or not, I eventually conceptualize. By conceptualizing I plainly mean playing the idea in my mind. It does not have to be a conscious effort or strict planning (unless the subject is highly technical). Imagination starts when I start to process the idea.It also at this point when I decide whether to express the thoughts straight to the point or to distort the idea to another form. As for the words,eventough I often use symbols, I'd want to remain realistic with my choice of words. I also think it's important to use symbols that are in the common field of experience of the probable readers. Hope that helps.
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3 Sep 08
i often use my words to help others to express themself. specaily when i write songs, i often can take for say what just happen to you, with your spouce break up or whatever put myself in your place and write about what you had gone through . yeah weird i cant explain it any better