Why are you writing?

Greece
October 18, 2015 2:53pm CST
I have a suspicion that writing is addictive. It must be that way for me because I can't stop. In the past it has paid very little and in the present I get stiff sitting down in front of the computer for any length of time. I have a box full of old diaries, most of the entries I accept must be mine because I recognise the writing but the events are long forgotten but I continue to keep a diary. Here I am writing late at night, my husband has gone to bed and I ought to do the same thing, but I keep thinking of writing just a few more words....
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@sallypup (27504)
• Moses Lake, Washington
18 Oct 15
I listened to a precious interview with Mary Oliver (poet) this morning. That fired me up to write and rewrite a little poem. Yes, writing is addictive. I've got scribbled stuff all over my picked on house.
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• Canada
19 Oct 15
I love Mary Oliver. Was the interview on Public Radio? I missed it.
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@sallypup (27504)
• Moses Lake, Washington
19 Oct 15
@Sheilamarie78 Yes she was on NPR. 80 yrs young.
• Greece
19 Oct 15
I also have a lot of scribbled stuff, it is packed into a folder that I intend to visit the moment I have some hours to spare.
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@Missmwngi (10637)
• Nairobi, Kenya
18 Oct 15
I agree with you. When i first started writing online there was nothing much to it but now i just keep thinking what to write next and where. I just cannot keep my hands off the keyboard once i sit infront of my comp. I even loose track of time sometimes
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• Canada
19 Oct 15
I lose track of the time every day. Oops! What time is it anyway?
• Greece
19 Oct 15
I lose track of time too, especially mealtimes. My poor husband has learned to resort to eating nuts while he waits for a late dinner...
@TheHorse (67105)
• Pleasant Hill, California
19 Oct 15
For me, it just seems kind of automatic. I enjoy writing, whether it's a short story, a class handout, or a post on a writing website.
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• Greece
19 Oct 15
The trouble is that once we get started it is impossible to stop. Short story authors say that the characters simply take over, so maybe that is why it seems automatic.
@xFiacre (4591)
• Ireland
18 Oct 15
Once I start I have to continue, but most of it only makes sense to me!
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• Greece
19 Oct 15
I don't believe you, Fiacre, I've read some of your stuff and it makes sense to me!
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• United States
19 Oct 15
writin' is a bit addictive 'n most times quite therapeutic. lot'f times the mind jest fills 'n we gotta empty it someplace. might's well be'n paper, where there's no judgement. secrets can be kept yet shared, if only with ourselves.
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• Greece
19 Oct 15
Best not to put too many secrets on to paper however, the person who reads it might be left with some unexpected revelations to deal with.
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• United States
19 Oct 15
@41CombedaleRoad so very true. i'm sure that when the hubs's gone his notebooks'll be quite shockin' to some. i burnt my memoirs some years back myself. i prefer to keep my darkest 'n deepest hurts to myself.
@simone10 (21650)
• Louisville, Kentucky
19 Oct 15
I love writing and sharing so that is why I am on this site. I also get stiff and can't sit for a long time like I used to because I would be on here all day if I could.
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• Greece
19 Oct 15
The advice is to move around every twenty minutes for the sake of our circulation but I'm never aware of the minutes passing.
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@simone10 (21650)
• Louisville, Kentucky
24 Oct 15
@41CombedaleRoad I agree that I need to move around more but like you, I don't realize I'm here that long until I start hurting.
• Canada
19 Oct 15
I'm like you. I should really say good night as well.
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@softbabe44 (5901)
• Vancouver, Washington
19 Oct 15
theres nothing wrong with that writing can do that to a person
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