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Offline Writers Block

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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #15 on: December 08, 2007, 10:12:12 PM »
I enjoy it because I get to meet all the wonderfully stupid people online and all the wonderfully intelligent people online.

I'm not good at math, so figuring out that ratio of 10000000000:75 is also educational.

You need english for that, not maths.

The answer is so damn small: who cares!  :P
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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #16 on: December 08, 2007, 10:13:37 PM »
Who cares about the select few who deserve to live?

I certainly do.
Two types of people.

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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #17 on: December 09, 2007, 08:58:00 AM »
I write non-fiction. I love learning the stuff that I will eventually write up. It is amazing. The world is simply full of interesting things to learn.

Then I like taking what I've just recently learned and put it into an entertaining (I hope) format so that other people will enjoy the learning as much as I did.

Then I'm crushed when I find that I can't spell and/or type as well as I thought I did when I hit the spell check and find so many errors.

But I pick up and carry on. A few days later, I will print it out and hold my words and reread and edit and polish. Then I correct the errors and feel so powerful.

Then I give it a final read thru and - ta da - a finished essay.

And on to the next.

Then I zip over here and write some of the silliest stuff and enjoy it so much. I've had a Christmas Tree in The Station and done a Dare when I was my writing pen. The wholly imaginative thing is so brand new to me. And I enjoy it. But it is so brief and burns out so quickly.

So back to my non-fiction. I'm safe there. What a weenie.

I love words.
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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #18 on: December 09, 2007, 09:44:45 AM »
SpChick, some of the best prose I've written was nonfiction.

For no purposes other than to blog, but when one writes in an thorough manner about how pissed off they are, they can accomplish amazing things.
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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #19 on: December 09, 2007, 07:24:45 PM »
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You not back yet? Stop slackin' and find it.

I finally stopped slackin' and found it.

This is what Dennis Potter once said on the topic:

"There are passages in this play, and moments in the other two in this volume, which escape to tell me that buried somewhere in myself is a better more wholesome writer than I have yet found out how to be. I do not know how to coax him out into the open, and the stubborn recluse may never agree to emerge at all. But it is the thought of his presence, however illusory, which makes holding a pen the most challenging, the most exhilarating thing I could ever do."

Nice one, Dennis.
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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #20 on: December 10, 2007, 10:27:27 AM »
I finally stopped slackin' and found it.

This is what Dennis Potter once said on the topic:

"There are passages in this play, and moments in the other two in this volume, which escape to tell me that buried somewhere in myself is a better more wholesome writer than I have yet found out how to be. I do not know how to coax him out into the open, and the stubborn recluse may never agree to emerge at all. But it is the thought of his presence, however illusory, which makes holding a pen the most challenging, the most exhilarating thing I could ever do."

Nice one, Dennis.


Nice one Xerica and nice one Dennis.

Who cares about the select few who deserve to live?

I certainly do.

Very harsh Verity.
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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #21 on: December 10, 2007, 12:00:26 PM »
Why do I enjoy writing?
Who ever said I enjoyed it in the first place?  ???

Sure, there are times when I love writing with an enormous passion, but just as often I hate it with exact same amount of passion.

It's the passion that's always there though.

Writing makes me feel alive - probably more than anything else ever can or will. When I write I forget everything else, I become my characters, my story...

I mean, who'd want to live in the real world, if you can live in your own dream world instead, huh?  ;D

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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #22 on: December 11, 2007, 02:02:13 AM »
I don't like writing.

I can't stop writing. I like to have written. Reading the finished work is a pleasure. I love to see my words and ideas in print - but putting words down, so that they read the way that I want, can be damn painful.

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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #23 on: December 11, 2007, 05:11:35 PM »
I don't like writing.

I can't stop writing. I like to have written. Reading the finished work is a pleasure. I love to see my words and ideas in print - but putting words down, so that they read the way that I want, can be damn painful.

Anthony

Agree, very painful.

I still enjoy the prosess. Almost always. ;)
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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #24 on: December 11, 2007, 06:05:28 PM »
Despite the Dennis Potter quote, I also lean towards Nelodra and Anthony's views. Writing often feels like something I have to do rather than want to do.

There's a line in a John Lee Hooker song called "Boogie Chillun" where his parents say of his obsession with the Blues when he's a young boy, "It's in him and it's gotta come out."

Also, there's the old cliché about writing being 5% inspiration and 95% perspiration.
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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #25 on: December 11, 2007, 08:35:19 PM »
I like getting carried away and losing track of time.  Sure there are times when I can't get motivated to save my life, but the times when the creative juices are really flowing make it worth it.

I also like being able to combine so many different elements of my life and personal experiences into one place.

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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #26 on: December 12, 2007, 07:48:10 AM »
It helps pay the bills.  I learn something new every day.  I like communicating with others.  It's challenging.  I get a sense of achievement when I finish.  It makes me feel good about myself.  It stops me going senile!!

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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #27 on: December 13, 2007, 10:30:57 AM »
It helps pay the bills.  I learn something new every day.  I like communicating with others.  It's challenging.  I get a sense of achievement when I finish.  It makes me feel good about myself.  It stops me going senile!!

That's quite a list.:D

Damn good reasons too. ;)

And after thinking about it, covers just about every reason I can think of. 8)
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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #28 on: December 13, 2007, 11:32:46 AM »
What about us that are already senile?
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Re: Why do you enjoy writing?
« Reply #29 on: December 13, 2007, 11:39:41 AM »
sadly, for those already senile, there's no hope!  Just smile and wave boys! ;D