What kind of writing do you most like to do?

United States
August 9, 2009 4:18pm CST
I have loved to write, ever since I learned how. For me, it is almost like an "itch" that just has to be scratched. I write many things: poetry, articles, a blog, short stories, and once, even a novel. I love to write letters, notes, and keep a journal. It is hard to choose, but I think my favorite is blogging, since I can incoporate all of that in one place. What kind of writing do you do? Which genre or type do you like best? Thank you for your input... Karen
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@dpk262006 (56735)
• Delhi, India
10 Aug 09
Hi Karen! I cannot call myself a 'writer' like you. You are master of many arts poetry, articles, short stories and novel etc. I love to write poetry or a travel diary. A travel dairy gives me a lot of satisfaction and whenever I attempt short-stories, I base them on my real life experience. However, I do not get much spare time to fulfill my hobby, as much as I would have liked to have. Have a nice day! Deepak
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• United States
10 Aug 09
Hello my friend. I just plain love to write and experiment, so that explains why I do many different styles, I think. I have seen some of your excellent poetry on Mim's Ning site. It is a satisfying challenge to say much with just a few rhythmic lines, yes? And like you, I love keeping travel diaries and writing short stories. I hope that in the future you will have more free time to pursue this hobby. Karen
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@dpk262006 (56735)
• Delhi, India
10 Aug 09
Thanks for your kind words Karen. I also wish that I could get more time. I write on Associated Contents. Would like you to see the following: http://deepak-bhowitfeelstobeinacagebb.blogspot.com/
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• United States
11 Aug 09
Deepak, how wonderful to visit your blog and also read some of your work on Associated Content. I left you a link in a comment on your blog to one of my blogs, in case you would like to look at it. :) Karen
@raineyes (557)
• United States
9 Aug 09
I also write a bit of everything. I keep a journal, and when inspiration strikes, I write poetry. I do not blog, however, but I've written quite a few short stories. I would love to write a novel, and I've started several. But, unfortunately I cannot manage to finish one. I haven't quite figured my strategy out just yet. As for favorite genres, I'll read just about anything as long as it is interesting. I like to write fantasy and fiction and would love to write historical fiction though I have yet to do that. Good luck with your writing.
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• United States
9 Aug 09
Hello Raineyes...what a pretty screen name. You really do love to write variety! I wrote one novel, hated it, and ripped it up. Like you, I wish to try another. Best wishes with your writing. Soon enough, your novel ideas will take full form :) Karen
@raineyes (557)
• United States
9 Aug 09
Thank you very much. I've only truly just trashed one idea and thrown it right away. I have several ideas playing around in my head, and I think I'd like to find a way to combine them into one big idea. I always feel like I lack enough excitement in the plot. Not even twists and turns, you know? Hopefully when you decide to try again, it will work out successfully for you.
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• United States
10 Aug 09
Thank you! I hope my next try goes much better, too. I think you may be onto something there--with combining a number of your ideas into one plot. Great way to add depth to the novel :) Karen
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
10 Aug 09
I love to write poetry and short stories. Right now I'm in the middle of writing a fantasy story for children. I just love to write as much as I love to read.
• United States
10 Aug 09
Hi Lelin. Reading and writing just seem to go hand in hand, don't they? How wonderful to write for children. I want to attempt to both write and illustrate a book for children. :) Karen
@lelin1123 (15635)
• Puerto Rico
10 Aug 09
I'm taking a course at home from the Institute of Children's Literature which I'm three quarter done with and enjoying alot. So hopefully one day I will be a published writer. Good luck to you and your writing.
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• United States
10 Aug 09
Correspondence courses are a great way to go :)) I think you WILL be a published writer one day soon. : )) Karen
• India
27 Aug 09
Hello my friend PeacefulWmn9 Ji, WEll, I would like to express my feelings/inner voice after a discussion starts. I pick up from others and there i get new topic. You may wonder, how many discussions you create against me. You are much greater. May God bless You and have a great time.
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• United States
28 Aug 09
Hello my friend. Yes, writing here on mylot takes some skill and effort, so that means all of us are writers in a sense. I don't really know how many discussions I've started, but I love beginning one, and I most certainly enjoy partaking in the good discussions begun by others. I always enjoy your intelligent responses, so thank you! Blessing and a beautiful day to you. Karen
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• India
29 Aug 09
Hello my friend PeacefulWmn9 Ji, So you have 'blue crown-STAR' with cent percent skill. I am really happy to congretulate you. May god bless You and have a great time.
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• United States
29 Aug 09
Thank you. What a nice thing to say. Bless you, as well.
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
10 Aug 09
well, I write science fiction with a kind of mystery bend to it I'm trying to write a NCIS story at the moment - considering that I haven't written anything for ages, it will be a start
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• United States
11 Aug 09
Hi Elic. I love NCIS, and would love to see your name in the credits. What a rush that would be for you. And yes, we all must start, or re-start, somewhere. Best of all luck to you in your writings! Karen
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@ElicBxn (61063)
• United States
11 Aug 09
submit it to the TV - I DON'T THINK SO - its called fan fiction! http://www.fanfiction.net/tv/NCIS/
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• United States
13 Aug 09
Oops, I did not know that. Thank you for the link.
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• United States
10 Aug 09
Hi Karen, I enjoy writing about real life experiences with positive spins on them, creative writing, writing about religion, relationship, friendships, how-to's, and pretty much anything that sparks my interests, but my I am more focused on life experiences.
• United States
10 Aug 09
Hello Redrose...beautiful screen name! You love variety, as I do. I think we each have a particular favorite thing to write about, and yours is life experience. It is a good way to help explain things to ourself and others, yes? Keep enjoying your writing :) Karen
• United States
10 Aug 09
Thank you for your kind words. My desire is to become established, learn the in's and out's, and to become a work at home writer, working full-time. I can't tell you how nice it is to meet so many writers with the same things in common. It is a totally different world with writers and I like it. It has a laid back feeling and you can always learn from other writers because we have different personalities. Do you work from home as freelance writer?
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• United States
11 Aug 09
Hello Redrose. I also love to associate with other writers. We have common bonds :) And yes, I do work from home as a freelance writer, editor, and artist. It is wonderful! Karen
@haiershen (1082)
• China
7 Sep 09
i'm not good at writing, but some times i will write down some useful information or some special days on my notebook,you are great one, seems like you have a good education, can be write poetry, articles,i don't know very well about poetry, sometime i'll saw it on lines but few time do that, i would like to read short novel, do not need to thinking about everything, it is a good way for me to have a good rest. good luck and have a nice day!
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• United States
9 Sep 09
Hi Haiershen. Writing is very useful, yes? And we don't have to be especially "good" at it to enjoy it or to find that it serves a purpose. Yes, I do love to write many things...some are good, some not so much lol. Thank you for responding. Karen
@psycospaz (320)
• United States
29 Aug 09
I love to write short stories and poetry. But then again I am like you. I. Love. To. Write. anything and everything. I don't think I have the patients to write a whole novel though. I've tried writing longer stories and end up getting off the main plot, or loosing the ending all together.
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• United States
29 Aug 09
Hello to you. I do fully understand that passion. It resembles one's need for food or for air to breathe...a strong drive or necessity. There is a fine art to writing the short story, yes? I wish you well in all your writing endeavors. Karen
@IMEzekieL (500)
16 Aug 09
I love writing poems before. But I migrated to writing songs now. It's still a poem but with a tune haha.
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• United States
17 Aug 09
Hi Ezekiel. You're absolutely right. Each song is a poem set to music. I have written a few of them myself, and it is a nice challenge. Perhaps someday, you'll be famous! We can say we knew you back when lol. Have a great week. Karen
@xParanoiax (6997)
• United States
12 Aug 09
I love blogging and writing novels best. It's kind of...an impulse/obsession for me...bordering on an addiction because it's almost as necessary for me as breathing. I'm a newsblogger, so that's what I talk about there. And as for writing my genres tend to be; supernatural thrillers, science fiction, and fantasy. I'm going to be trying out fantasy mysteries too, sometime. And I've written a science fiction romance before.
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• United States
13 Aug 09
Hi xP. What a great resume you have to your credit. Everyone is interested in the latest news. I'd love to read a sci-fi romance, and the supernatural also interests me. Best of wishes to you in your continued career as a writer Karen
• United States
11 Aug 09
I like how you worded that "common bonds." Good choice of words. I think that is great that you are a freelance writer, editor, and artist - very impressive. I am presently looking for employment until I become established. Everything takes time and I am new at this, just recently pursuing writing.
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• United States
13 Aug 09
Thank you, Redrose. It was the same for me when getting established. I think most writers keep a "day job" to support themselves in the beginning stages of their career. I wish you all the best! Karen
@vijayanths (7878)
• India
11 Aug 09
I always love to write. Blogging has become my passion these days. I blog on varied subjects such as love, relationships, internet home business, art of living, self improvement, numerology, astrology and even philosophy. Recently I started to write more on how to earn on internet.
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• United States
11 Aug 09
Hello Vijay. I have visited your blog more than once. You write very well and fill it with some very interesting and useful information. Keep on expanding your skills, my friend, and enjoy the process :) Karen
@jshekhar (1562)
• India
11 Aug 09
Hello friend, When I was in tenth standard, I used to score very good marks in English and that was the time my teacher made me realise that my writing skills were decent enough. After that I started writing my personal diary, since I did not have a PC at home. times changed and about five years back I had a 24*7 access to the internet and I started my own blog. I write anything there.. be it my private life,my point of view on something or about friends.. There's no limit
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• United States
11 Aug 09
Hi Jshekhar. How familiar these things do sound. While I still enjoy the feel of pen/pencil and paper in hand, I have to admit that the internet has made writing so much faster, so much easier. I, too, love to blog. I can make it whatever I want it to be :) Karen
@JAG2009 (267)
• India
11 Aug 09
I can fully understand the comparison to an "itch that just needs to be scratched." I've felt that way forever - about writing. It's like you have all these thoughts tumbling around in your head, and you need to get them on paper (on screen). Many times, I don't care if they are read or not...they just have to be said/written/expressed...they have to be out there in the world. I used to enjoy writing letters (in the pre-historic days)... maybe that's one of the reasons 'You've got Mail' is one of my all-time favorite movies. As a result, I also tend to like people based on how well they write...weird measure? Maybe. But it's unconsciously present in my attitude. I enjoy writing when there are no rules. Maybe that is because I am a free bird at heart. As soon as rules are imposed, I feel a sense of restraint and the words just don't flow anymore. Is that just psychological? Who knows. By the way, thank you for starting this discussion...it's given me an excuse to do one of the things I enjoy the most...write :)
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@Hatley (164237)
• Garden Grove, California
10 Aug 09
peaceful right now I am writing a sort of journal memoirs, showing my story and my daily activities in a place i never wanted to be but must now because of the economy and am going back to my childhood to show why I am now so resilent.it is called Strawberry Mornings and Watermelon Afternoons,the title willexplain itself in the first couple of chapers.I am 82 so have lots of material, lots of time, and lots of patience.I also write poetry and journal a lot. I love to write,it keeps me sane inthis dreadful economy.
• United States
11 Aug 09
Hello Hatley. What a wonderful endeavor. I love the title, as well. I began journaling when I was 12, and I've loved being able to look back upon life and know where the time went and how I came to be who I am now. And yes, the economy has pressed down so hard on so many of us. Writing is my sanity saver, too. My very best wishes with your book and all of your other writings. Karen
10 Aug 09
I used to love writing screenplays when I was still at school. However as I got older and started to work more I found less time to be able to write properly. I really want to write a novel though, that would be the ultimate test for me.
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• United States
11 Aug 09
Hi Gray. I would love to do a screenplay, as it is something I've not yet tried. And yes, I believe at some point, it is every writer's dream to write an entire novel. I hope we both make that a wish come true someday. Karen
@dbabcook (389)
• United States
10 Aug 09
I myself love to write......whether it just be doodling, writing poems, letters, etc. I have often wished I was good enough to actually write a book of some sort. I spoke in a discussion with another MyLot member in regards to blogging just a minute ago and I am thinking it is high time for me to check into it further and see where I can go from here.
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• United States
11 Aug 09
Hi Dbab. There is just something wonderful about the whole process, yes? I hope that you do begin your blog...and that someday you write that book. :) I am sure both are attainable for you, so reach high. Karen
@imsilver (1667)
• Canada
10 Aug 09
I write a bit of everything. Writing is my release. When I'm stressed about something I just start writing and let my pen go with my mind. I've written various things over the years. I'm still waiting for the inspiration for "my" book. Until then I'm just reading, learning and writing everything that comes to mind.
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• United States
11 Aug 09
Hello Silver. I also love to write a wide variety of things. Like you, I believe that is part of the preparation process for those of us who long someday to write books. My best to you on all your efforts :) Karen
• United States
10 Aug 09
I like to write about world events. I am news obsessed, I love to do research and if maybe by writing blogs and little articles I can inform someone about something they didn't know before then that is awesome.
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• United States
11 Aug 09
Hi Blue...what a good service to provide. The news is of interest to many of us, but there are always interesting or informative pieces we have missed. I hope you continue to do well and enjoy your favorite form of writing :) Karen
@suchi60 (912)
• India
10 Aug 09
I love to write stories and blogs. I am also an avid academic writer and thats what I do most of my time when I'm not writing here.
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• United States
11 Aug 09
Hello Suchi. The work of an academic writer must be very exacting. I applaud for being able to do that :) I wish you all success in your career in and all the forms of writing you enjoy. Karen