Writers' Individuality

Writers and Individuality - This photo is just exposing a hand with a pen over a paper ... It indicates the writing and its scope relatively!
@healwell (1268)
Ahmedabad, India
July 22, 2007 1:28am CST
We know that every writer has some thing to say, some thing to express using and sharing her/his life experiences! But at the same time most of the writers prefers to follow some kind of limited subject or some favourite writer, thogh he.she has individuality! Why so? What kind of individuality writers have? And what kind of individuality writers use?
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@indiavani (865)
• India
22 Jul 07
Hello! I am a writer myself although am just a beginner, I have to learn a lot & know many more things about writing. I love writing articles on many topics & these days am trying poetry too. Whenever I find a beautiful piece of article or poetry, I just admire the writer & learn something from it. But I never follow any writer. And I always try to write on different subjects that interest me...vani^_^
• Canada
28 Jul 07
Part of the reason writers stick to what seem like limited subjects is that most teachers instruct writers to write about what they know or love. Once a writer begins to carve out a nitch for themselves..and develop interest in their work there is a greater desire to build on that rather than spead themselves too thin. In my experience writers also need to develop their craft. If a person starts out writing novels...and they find a publisher and agent then they are usually encouraged to continue writing in their genre...be it romance, drama, mystery, murder or whatever. Most published writers want to keep their readers happy and stay in the market where they are popular. Sometimes they may branch out...but more often than not they do what they know and that keeps their agent, publishers and readership healthy...and the writer keeps being paid for their work. I have been writing professionally for over 20 years and I am known for my work in the healthy, empowered living arena. If I was to write a fictional manuscript I know it would make me feel like I was starting from scratch again. Not something I want to do...I have found my market and plan to stay there. Anyway healwell that is just this writer's perspectives...others may see it differently..but I am writing about what I know from personal experience.
@healwell (1268)
• Ahmedabad, India
30 Jul 07
Thanks for putting your perspectives here! I like that!
@lucyem (120)
• United States
25 Jul 07
There's no individuality as far as ideas go. Although one writer may write about certain things only, no idea is ever brand-new. But writers have individual writing styles, or voices. That's really the only thing that makes writers individuals--their different ways of writing things, using words, etc.
• United States
30 Jul 07
I think Perspectives pretty much summed it up for us. When I was in school we were always told to write about something that interested us. Whether it was something we wanted to know a lot about or something we already knew a lot about. I believe that this creates passion and writers should be passionate about what they write. You have to be inspired first in order to inspire others.
@kelly60 (4548)
• United States
25 Jul 07
I enjoy writing, and even though I may have some favorite writers, I don't follow just a couple of them. There are many writers that I enjoy. I enjoy reading and writing about a variety of topics, although I tend to write about my own experiences. It is easier to write about what we know.