07-16-2007 03:08 PM
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07-17-2007 02:19 PM
Chatting with other writers and reading their stuff also inspires me at times. The short story I am currently writing came out of a challenge to write about someone unlike myself in race, ethnicity, class, religion, or politics. Another time I had been reading a lot religious pieces that did not jive with my own religious beliefs. I wrote a piece of religious satire.
Once I get an idea, I'm so bursting to write it that all I need is my computer and a bit of quiet to get me started. But like in any romance, once the first blush of love wheres off, it takes a lot of hard work to keep going. It's 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration, as the saying goes.
07-17-2007 04:32 PM
But like in any romance, once the first blush of love wheres off, it takes a lot of hard work to keep going. It's 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration, as the saying goes.
It's easy to tell you're a writer.
07-17-2007 05:27 PM - edited 07-17-2007 05:29 PM
Message Edited by marcialou on 07-17-2007 05:29 PM
07-17-2007 06:25 PM
Before you sit down to write a story or ponder on some ideas, what do you like to be doing? Do you like to sit outsied,listen to soft music, or snuggle up in front of a fire? what kind of things realy get your ideas flowing? or what motivates you?
Well, I like to write after eating a meal or snack for some rerason. I like to be outside a bit. And I like to be by myself if possible before and during when I write. I like to be i an area where I can look outside. When I'm thinking I look outside. I'll list some other things later that I observe when I write today.
07-17-2007 06:56 PM
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07-23-2007 12:03 AM
I always manage to make my posts quite long, don't I?
Anyway, all of these songs/artists inspire me to write, probably because they can captivate me mentally and emotionally, and that's important for a writer. If you don't have that kind of stimulation, then there's no way you can get passionately into a piece of writing, I've found. Maybe that's just me. But I think that you constantly have to be engaged mentally and emotionally in things in order to write. Whether in another piece of literature, music, or your own life, you can't be afraid to think about things and have emotions, even negative ones like sadness and anger. Knowledge of these things is a good thing to have in your arsenal, so you can't try to run from them. I finally figured that out recently. You kind of have to experience life if you're going to write about it.
07-23-2007 02:13 PM
07-23-2007 02:49 PM - edited 07-23-2007 03:00 PM
"I'd rather be dancing or writing."
Message Edited by marcialou on 07-23-2007 03:00 PM