It's so much easier...

United States
March 23, 2010 11:02am CST
I love to write. And I don't know why but it is easier for me to express myself in writing. I think writing allows us to write down our true feelings about something instead of putting it on the back burner. I always wanted to start my own magazine and do something in that field but it looks like I won't get a chance too. So thanks to mylot I can post my thoughts and opinions and get paid for it! What has writing done for you? Have you always like writing?
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8 responses
@klaudyou (501)
23 Mar 10
I rated your topic positive although there's a speech error in your third sentence. I told you that just to show that logically, and reduced to the extremes, the meaning of the words is the purpose, not the word in itself. I agree that putting down the words is more "comfortable" because you have a little or much more time to think about it before letting it "signify" something. And that's why I like it better, too... there are no more breaks (unless you want that) to think of the right word in the phrase, or the right semantics. Sometimes a single unintended word or its collateral meaning can ruin the whole speech and can flush down the whole communication... and it can disqualify you in front of the audience. To answer you questions. Writing is providing me a good and quite useful and enjoyable way to spend my time while I'm in front of my laptop. I always liked writing because of the things I mentioned above. To be good at writing and to be almost as good at speaking, that's something to be envied for.
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• Philippines
23 Mar 10
I sometimes like to write. It is a nice avenue to express ideas and feelings. I don't know if I'm up for it or if I have enough creativity but I would like to publish at least one book in my entire life. It would be cool to see my own book on the bookshelves of stores. My only difficulty in writing is that I really write only when I'm on the mood...I guess most writers do. I remember putting up my own club within our section in 5th grade. I made newsletters. I still have a copy of them and I say it's really funny reading them because the grammar is so baaaaaaad. I'll say I have improved with my grammar throughout the years thanks to writing reports and theses. I feel bad though that in college, our research and technical writing subject had only one teacher and that she combined the two. The bad thing is that we were never really taught any technical writing. It was more of research and statistics. I agree that myLot helps us bring out the writer in us. I really tend to write a lot of stuff and I feel embarassed to other myLotters that they have to read paragraphs.
@patgalca (13789)
• Orangeville, Ontario
23 Mar 10
I also have a yearning desire to see a published book with my name on it sitting on the stores' bookshelves. I love to write and love to come up with stories. My problem is the editing process. Stories need to be polished until they shine and I just get so tired and overwhelmed by that process. Because of this I fear I may never see my dream come true. Also, the internet is a terrible distraction.
• Philippines
23 Mar 10
I agree. The editing process could be gruesome. It would be tiring to go through pages and try to polish them as perfectly as possible. I just finished reading a book of my favorite local author. It's amazing because he talked about how he came up with his previous books and how his life as a writer is. He quoted Stephen King in one of the pages: "If God gives you something you can do, why in God's name wouldn't you do it?" I find it very inspiring. Thank goodness I read that book. It was just kept in my bookshelf for some years now.
• Philippines
26 Mar 10
I also express my feelings through writing and I feel at ease after it,,,especially when I felt so much depressed..,anger inspired or whatever,,,It also develops my writing skills...
• Philippines
25 Mar 10
I am not much of a writer. I am just helping out my wife. Every little cent helps
@Theresaaiza (9599)
• Australia
24 Mar 10
I love writing. In fact I just finished a lame attempt at finishing a romance novel. IT's not bestseller, it may not even garner readers beyond my circle of friends but it is one sign that I love writing. That is why I also love myLot because it is a venue for me to write down my opinions, views, or feelings toward something.
@hofferp (4739)
• United States
24 Mar 10
I express myself better in writing than I do speaking. In writing, you have time to form/edit your ideas as you write them. I use to be a better creative writer when I was younger. After 30+ years of writing government-type correspondence, reports, etc., I seem to have lost the creative part. MyLotting is helping me "loosen up" my writing.
@patgalca (13789)
• Orangeville, Ontario
23 Mar 10
Because I can't seem to get myself to finish writing my novel, I have taken to writing on Triond to make some money. It's not much and I do see some accomplishments. An article I wrote last week saw almost 500 views in 3 days. I was stunned. It was in the Top 10 Content list for 3 days. That's a good feeling whether it makes a lot of money or not. But I'm not an article writer. I like to write stories. I have always been a storyteller. I remember as a teenager I would have a sleepover with a friend and tell her a "dream" I had, which was really a made up fantasy. I also write poetry but poetry is not a popular genre of writing. I didn't ever think I could write short stories but I have written a few, one of which was published in a local magazine (no pay). The biggest thing that I have done as a writer is join a writing group. This has motivated me, helped me make new friends, introduced me to workshops and seminars I never would have known about much less gone to, and I have learned a lot about writing and publishing. Check out the articles I wrote on this subject. http://writinghood.com/writing/10-benefits-of-joining-a-writing-group/ http://writinghood.com/writing/how-to-start-and-manage-a-writing-group/ http://writinghood.com/writing/beyond-the-writing-group/ Good luck!
@bounce58 (17550)
• Canada
23 Mar 10
I have also learned to express myself in writing. I also think it is sometimes easier than confrontation. I've become so good at it that my former boss has made me his 'official letter/email writer'. If we have to deal with problematic suppliers, my boss would turn to me to express whatever we felt in writing, without crossing in business lines.