What type of writing do you mostly do?

Singapore
January 11, 2007 11:06pm CST
I write mostly poetry and nonfiction. I don't do fiction too well. How about you?
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26 responses
1 Feb 07
I write articles mainly. I used to sell to magazines but I sell most stuff online now. And I've just started working as a copywriter for a local graphic designer, doing web copy. I love fiction but I find that much harder.
@scribe1 (1207)
• United States
29 Jan 07
Most of my writing is nonfiction. My writing credits include a published book and a number of articles. O've also had a short story that was almost published, plus a little note from an editor that encouraged me to send more work. Sorry to say that I never followed up --- stupid move!Right now, I'm struggling to write a novel.
• Singapore
12 Feb 07
Hey! That's really cool to hear about your writing credits! You should follow up on the leads you get... maybe it will work out better in the future. Good luck on that novel!
@Nahara (1673)
• Israel
29 Jan 07
I only write songs that's the only way that I can express myself
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• Singapore
2 Feb 07
I used to write songs when I was younger. It's how I got started writing poetry, actually. I don't think I still have any of those. I have a feeling I would be hugely embarrassed if I ever came across them again!
@k1tten (2321)
• United States
29 Jan 07
I write poetry too actually when it comes to me. I'm trying my hand at fiction but I don't know if I'm doing well with it. I also want to try my hand at a child's book with bettas in it. But that one I'm hoping my gf will help with.
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• Singapore
2 Feb 07
I am not sure why fiction is as hard for me as it is, but I think it is because I don't seem to be able to come up with good story lines. Let us know how yours goes!
• United States
29 Jan 07
i write lots of different things, letters, poems, in my journal, short stories, child short stories. i lke writing about evrything and anything. fiction, non fiction. if i could i would write every second of everyday.
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• Singapore
2 Feb 07
I know the feeling! I forgot to mention that I write a lot of correspondence too. It used to be letters, but now more by email.
• India
29 Jan 07
I love composing poems that are dipped in various hues of my emotions. Writing short stories painted with my rich imagination is also what I like. Sometimes, I have even clothed the dreams that I see with words.
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• Singapore
2 Feb 07
And no wonder! Look at how beautifully you use words, even for a simple comment on My Lot. I love it.
• India
29 Jan 07
iusaully write poems and short stories mostly. but i prefer to write poems mostly.the poems that i write are mostly an outlet of my own emotions. the way i am feeling at a point of time. romantic poetry too for my female friends.
• Singapore
2 Feb 07
Maybe you could post some romantic poems for your female friends here! I enjoy the expression poetry makes possible too.
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
I started with poetry when I was in third grade, the rhyming kind haha. Then, I fancied fiction. I regained my interest with poetry when I was in high school and college. Now, creative writing doesn't earn much. I had to resort to feature writing and copy writing. Sad :(
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• Singapore
29 Jan 07
I know what you mean about creative writing not paying monetarily. I think most of us who are writers find other ways to support ourselves. (Well, unless you are J K Rowling or something like that!) It is good that you can support yourself through writing, even if it is not the sort of creative writing you love. Do you still get time for your fiction and poetry?
@nicelyrom (521)
• Philippines
23 Jan 07
i write poetry and other literature. im a writer now in a government office, so i write articles and speeches for the President. focus is more on public service and nation-building.
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• Singapore
29 Jan 07
A spin doctor! :-) I'm going to start listening through all the politicalese now and see if I can hear the poetry in it. I'll know who to credit when I find it, now.
@cwilson26 (2736)
• United States
23 Jan 07
I do poetry when the mood hits me which hasn't been awhile and I write short horror stories. I haven't wrote anything in a few months though. I was thinking about posting some of the stuff I wrote on a blog to get some feedback. I really miss writing but I suffer from depression and until the new meds kick in I don't feel like writing any short stories. Once I do get a new blog set up and post my stories I will post the link on here so maybe everyone can let me know what they think. :)
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• Singapore
29 Jan 07
I'll look forward to seeing that link posted here. It would be fun to go and check out your blog postings of your writing. I'd be happy to stop in and give some feedback.
@Garcia5 (78)
• United States
22 Jan 07
I mostly write poetry but only because my novel work takes a lot longer and I'm not always inspired to create more of it. I've been writing poetry since about 85 (I am 30 now) and its more a part of my life that I could not imagine not writing potery everyday.
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• Singapore
29 Jan 07
I know what you mean. The more poetry you write, the more you seem to think poetically, don't you? Even the way you see the world is shaped by it, I think.
@mishang (499)
• Philippines
22 Jan 07
I'm writing for my journal. Also I write to express my feelings. I write poetry, but it was way back when I was still a kid. Today, the only thing that I am writing is about my self expression and my day to day feelings and experiences in life.
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• Singapore
29 Jan 07
Do you blog anywhere? It sounds like you do enough writing to put together a very nice blog. Would you like to leave a link for us to visit?
• India
22 Jan 07
I guess I am more off in to reading then into writing. I love reading novels but only limited ones and that too from bestsellers ones. I love reading fiction, educational moral ones and most of the time is consumed reading computer related books which are very much part of my career.
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• Singapore
29 Jan 07
I know a lot of people in that same boat. I tend to read just about anything I can get my hands on, fiction or nonfiction.
• India
22 Jan 07
i would rather read fiction than writting it.. it arouses me a lot which gives me the mood to write more.. its a energy booster
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• Singapore
29 Jan 07
I am pretty much the same way. I read tons of fiction, and it inspires me to write more... just not to write fiction.
@timichan (11)
• Kuwait
22 Jan 07
I am more inclined to writing prose than poetry. I feel that I never had the talent for poetry. As for the type of prose, I am more into the fantasy genre at the moment and I tend to write long stories. Of course, my works were never officially published, just posted in the web here and there for friends and other people :).
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• Singapore
28 Jan 07
I love reading fantasy books. I could probably manage to follow the story arc of a good fantasy novel if I were writing, but I seem to dry up when it comes to putting together an interesting story.
• United States
22 Jan 07
I write a general topics blog several times a week and a couple of sermons each week
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• Singapore
28 Jan 07
That actually adds up to a whole lot of writing, doesn't it? You must have lots of ideas in your head to keep up with all of that.
@ChuckGel (244)
• Philippines
17 Jan 07
As of me, i'm preferred to write stories of my own. I'm fun of making stories out of the things, places and even people i've been encountered and have touched my life even for a while. Its maybe because i am much interested in each one's role in the universe most specifically in each part of the world where we belong...
• Singapore
17 Jan 07
Those personal observation stories can really be powerful ones too. It's cool that you write like that. It would be fun to read your stories, I bet.
• United States
15 Jan 07
I lived to write fiction for many years. Now, I am trying to conquer the world of non-fiction to spread the word of depression awareness.
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• Singapore
17 Jan 07
Conquering the world of nonfiction... good luck with that! Sounds like you have a good topic to write about too.
@peavey (16866)
• United States
14 Jan 07
I write only nonfiction now, but I have written some fiction (never published) and a little poetry (some published, but not too popular). Most of my writing is to fill the requirements of my job - not very satisfying, but it pays the bills. I enjoy more creative writing and have found a few outlets for that, but it's still nonfiction.
• Singapore
17 Jan 07
I've just received word that I have a few new poems accepted for publication in the new issue of a magazine I submitted to. Not a very popular one either, but it is always nice to get those sorts of letters! It's good that you use your writing skills at work. Nice when it can gain a bit of income for you.
• India
12 Jan 07
I mostly like writting spiritual songs which is totally dedicated to my Lord Sri Mulky Ugra Narasimha... May God bless me with his divine protection and divine Guidance....
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• Singapore
14 Jan 07
That is really cool, manojgadiyar. I've done a little writing on spiritual topics myself.