Putting Things Into Words

Thiruvananthapuram, India
July 2, 2012 12:02am CST
A saying goes thus 'Everyone has a book in him'. But astonishingly enough only a comparatively few people ever write a book.Why? Is it a lack of ability? Is it concerned with the choice of words? Does time forbid from engaging in writing? These might be the obvious reasons. To add to this,lack of patience and lack of discipline may also be included.ll of these are possible reasons.The foremost among these is perhaps the inability to put ideas into the proper framework of language due to a paucity of apt words to denote things effectively. A most distinguishing difference between a mediocre mind and the alert mind is the degree of mastery over words.
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@dorannmwin (36659)
• United States
5 Jul 12
While I believe that almost anyone could write a book if they really wanted to, I think that the reason that most people don't write is because of the fact that they really don't have that desire. The thought of actually writing a book is something that scares a lot of people because it is a lot of work. For me, I intend to be a published author someday and the thing that is holding me back right now is the time to actually write.
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@stealthy (8188)
• United States
4 Jul 12
While I haven't tried to write a book, I have tried to write some short stories but only completed one. My problems are that I tend to compress things too much and that my thoughts of what I want to write run so far ahead of my typing speed that it creates complications. And I don't type particularly slow; when I took typing in high school my teacher entered me in a muti-school competition. Also, while have plenty of ideas including things from my own life as well as fiction, I just don't seem to be able to find the time or the will power to start such an endeavor.
@xtinelee (3377)
• Singapore
2 Jul 12
I think it is a lack of ideas to actually compile it into a book, and the style of writing perhaps? I prefer reading a book, than write a book.. and look at what others have to offer with their ideas.
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