You have no idea how jealous I am of authors. It's amazing how their flow of words can pique your imagination and make you recreate places, people, and events in your head. Words that can make you laugh out loud, cringe with one eye open unable to fully stop reading the text, cry, panic, and shout an unexpected WTF! It's amazing how some people can make these happen!
Writing is a talent that God has given a select few *side eye at God here*. But then, given the amount of people who express their creativity through their blogs (especially personal blogs), I’m starting to think that the amount of writers out there isn't all that select. Sure, it takes some honing to get to where Stephen King, or Chinua Achebe is at, but it seems a lot of people have the inclination and ‘seed’ to make it as authors.
Different writers have their different styles, and words flow out of them differently. Also, some gather their thoughts before they put one word on paper; while some just write and see where it takes them. For example, when I started this post, I had no idea what to write about, except that it was to be about writing.
I’ve also found that writing helps me clear my thoughts when they are all jumbled up. Sometimes the need to write something down just overwhelms me (I can’t really explain it), so I just put whatever down, whether it’s good or not. That’s kind of like therapy isn’t it? Uhm…did this post make sense? What about you? What does writing mean to you? How do you write and what method works best for you? Is it a hobby or something deeper? I’d love to know.
Recently, I was inspired to write some things down by the A-Z Blog Challenge. I wrote everything in about 3 days. If you’re curious, you can check it out on my personal blog (which is new and hopefully I won’t get the sudden urge to delete it).