A Writer’s Work is Never Done

Writers spend a lot of time writing, but that’s only part of the job.

Writers must also read constantly.  They should read books, magazines, news articles, fiction, and non-fiction.

Writers need to go out into the world and explore.  Writers need to try new things and have adventures.  If you spend all your time locked up in your house reading or writing, what will you have to write about?

One major benefit of being a writer, I can turn anything into a work related activity.  If I spent the whole day reading, I was working.  Going to the movies, museums, hiking, amusement parks, and having all sorts of adventures may be fun, but it is also research.

As a writer, my brain is always thinking about how I would describe everything I see, hear, or do.

I am a writer and I am always working.

 

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Writers Beware

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A writer uses words to pour their heart and soul onto the page.  As a result, they leave themselves open to the world.  What happens next is out of their control.

People may react with love, kindness, or admiration.  They have the ability to inspire the writer to continue their work.  They lift up the writer’s self-esteem and give the writer a feeling of power,

People may also respond with ridicule and hate.  They have the ability to rip out the writer’s heart and stomp on it until the writer is left broken and dejected.

Writing can be dangerous.  Writers need to have an inner-strength to continually put their words and ideas out there for the world to see.

Compelled to Write

I write, because I feel compelled to write.  My mind overflows with thoughts and ideas that are begging to be put onto paper.

Even though I love writing, it can be difficult.  The words don’t always flow out of me.  At times, I look inside myself and find an empty abyss.  It’s frustrating, but I cannot quit.

Writing is a part of me.  It’s what I do.  It’s who I am.

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