what goes on in a writers mind?

September 15, 2012 8:29am CST
A great deal of what is written by amateurs at least is depressing. Poetry heads the list in my view, my friends write about lost love, I started off writing when I was under stress myself. Happy days are not the ones in which I feel creative, I am too busy enjoying myself. Is it possible that this is a rite of passage and once we get started and once we cheer up our writing begins to improve?
4 responses
@bounce58 (17523)
• Canada
19 Sep 12
I am not a writer by any stretch of the imagination. But when I feel down, I feel that I am bursting with emotions. Sometimes the only way to let off steam is by writing it down. I'm sure that a lot of people feel the same way. The only problem is, a lot that go through these roller coaster ride suddenly think that they are writers! Although some develop this into talent, most just wallow in a sea of amatuer-writing. So yes, this could be a rite of passage. That as soon as one gets off the shallow depressing topics, then they could become real writers. -wallowing bounce
@winterose (39916)
• Canada
18 Sep 12
It is a matter of style, some of the greatest poets in the world write of dismal things. Other always write about positive things, and still others write according to their mood.
• United States
15 Sep 12
feel writing is a way out. To let some thought out and leave room for more. I feel a little lighter when I write anything. If I write something heavy I feel super light so it is like a form of therapy.
@savypat (20246)
• United States
15 Sep 12
I have found that writing is a great stress reducer. Even if it no more than a list of pros and cons it will cure the busy mind that doesn't want to let go. When I blog, I try to espress ideas, which may not be new but I hope will get others thinking. It's true that we are bombarded with gloom and doom. This is what makes a happy writing so refreshing. Let's try to pass this around as often as possible.