Believe in What you Write

@bmk188 (55)
United States
November 15, 2008 6:54am CST
Writing is something I have been involved in for a very long time. I have not earned a fortune or gained much notoriety. Nothing I have ever done in my life has given me more satisfaction. I have even gotten a few things published, but nothing that has made much money. I am fine with that because I am proud of my work, and I work hard to improve my writing. The best way to do this is just to keep doing it. The way I look at it. I write what I believe in and care about. I write what I feel, and what is meant to help others. Oh, don't get me wrong I want to get stuff published and earn a living writing. However, it is not my primary motivation. My primary motivation for writing is to create something lasting. To express ideas which will help others in one way or another. It is a great joy to see a writing project come to life and see your name on it. The satisfaction is tremendous. When something I have written does get published, the joy is indescribable. It is important in any craft or art to do your best. I am painstaking about what I write. I want the completed work to be as good as possible. I want people to read what I write, but I must care about the writing itself. I must be true to the subject of the project, and write what I believe. A writer puts a piece of themselves into everything they write. Because of this fact, a writer must be true themselves. What are your views on writing? What is the motivation behind your writing?
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@paid2write (5202)
16 Nov 08
I am pleased to know that you put so much care into your writing. I do know that feeling of satisfaction. It takes a lot of editing and reworking for me to reach a point when I feel saisfied with what I have written. When I know I have produced a good piece of work that expresses well what I wanted to say, then I am happy. I have been writing all my life, mainly for myself, and I have been able to improve my style and to learn new skills. This year I have made much progress, and I have become established as a paid writer. I gain great pleasure from writing every day, and I'm pleased that my writing income is starting to build up. I'm certain that in the years to come I will be more productive and my income will increase. I know I will continue to have those joyful moments whenever a piece I have written is accepted and paid for.
@bmk188 (55)
• United States
16 Nov 08
The first time I received a payment for something I had written, it was great. It is a great feeling. I am happy to hear that you are making money on your writing. Good luck to you.
@dodo19 (34305)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
15 Nov 08
For me, writing is my therapy. It's a way for me to release any tension or feeling. Plus, all that I really need is my computer, printer, pen, paper. Some of the things that I've written come from some of my life experiences or simply things that I believe in. Writing gives such an amazing feeling. It gives me such a great feeling. I write, not for anyone else, but for myself. I write because I want to and it's something that I love doing.
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@bmk188 (55)
• United States
16 Nov 08
Good for you....I can think of no better reason to write. Yes, it the best of all therapies. I too gain a whole of release and help through my writing.
@narayan2006 (2955)
• India
15 Nov 08
I consider writing articles as a creative and artistic activity. It give tremendous joy and satisfaction when the articles are published in my name.I have recently started a blog where I have been writing various articles with a view to expressing my thoughts,concepts,beliefs and experiences on social,spiritual and religious subjects and issues. In the process of writing,I have been able to significantly improved my way of analyzing and communicating various problems and issues. Thanks.
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@bmk188 (55)
• United States
15 Nov 08
That is great....I too write articles and various other forms of writing besides books. I get satisfaction from writing everything which I write.
• United States
8 Jul 09
I am a fiction writer. I believe in all of my worlds and characters. I personally think that if I do not believe in these people and write this 'feeling' into my writing than my readers won't believe or care for these people and their circumstances as I wish them too. If you have ever seen 'Finding Neverland' - that is the best way for this to be explained. Just believe.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
18 Nov 08
I too am a very passionate and creative person...both in the world of photography and writing. I can't tell you the joy I had when I saw my very first photo published back in April of 1980, and still am published from time to time. Also, years later in 1987, I had one photo of a cat on the cover of Veterinary Medicine that was later cited as best magazine cover of the year. I too also write...I've had a few of my short stories published. I have scores of other stories (not published yet). I have a few novels in the works. I also am a regular contributor to associated content and write articles, however, while my article writing does help me to earn a little extra money, my greatest satisfaction is from my fiction...I think it's because I'm delving into my pure imagination and I am in a sense, director, actors, and scenic designer of my "world"...and I love it!