Friday, October 1, 2010

10 Things I Like About Writing

I’d like to send Rosie of  East for Green Eyes a huge thank you for this award. To accept it I’m meant to list 10 things I like (not love – I cheated a little) so I thought I’d turn it into a writing theme.

1. I like that writing gives me a means of expression and a purpose.

2. I like when my writing flows and the story takes on a life of its own. I’m merely a conduit for the words.

3. I like when others get something out of my stories. It makes me feel like I’ve done something right.

4. I like things of quality – in terms of writing, that means I like the end result when hard work means a powerful plot, strong characters, attention to detail, correct grammar.

5. I like sitting at the local coffee shop early on a Sunday morning. I watch people go by while I write snippets of blog posts or stories.

6. I like to travel to new and wondrous worlds through my writing.

7. I like to explore the inner workings of people through my characters.

8. I like the power of the imagination. Without it writers wouldn’t exist.

9. I like words. I like their magic, their simplicity, their complexity.

10. I like the satisfying feeling of typing The End on a finished manuscript.

What are some things you like about writing?

I’m supposed to pass this award on to ten people, but how about five…

Jeffrey Beesler
Carolyn V
Rachna
Robert Guthrie
Shallee

40 comments:

  1. Congrats on your award! I like your list, especially #8. :)

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  2. I like #3 - I LOVE it when someone else says..."That's the best scene ever and I totally connected!"

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  3. Laura, imagination is the key to inspiration :)

    Nathalie, isn't it the best!?

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  4. Congratz, Lynda! I just found out more about blogging awards this week myself! Kinda like playing tag, it sounds like.

    I love #9 and #10! woo! #1 is great too. Isn't writing GREAT?? ;o)

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  5. I like all of these, but most especially #'s 8 and 9.

    And thank you so much for the award! I appreciate it.

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  6. I like it when my critiquers say, "I really love this phrase!"

    I also like it when I discover new things about my characters or a new plot element. Where did that come from?

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  7. I like writing cuz it gets stuff out of my head. :)

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  8. Carol, it is a bit. And yes writing is GREAT.

    Jeffrey, since you've been living in a dungeon I thought an award would perk you up :)

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  9. Bonnie, oh yes, definitely! And the new discovery is great too :)

    Sandra, thanks for visiting. And yes writing is a geat way to clear the clutter in the mind :)

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  10. Lynda this was adorable! I love the writing theme you chose! I too love traveling through worlds. It's nice to save you a few dollars when you know your pocket funds are a bit low, thank goodness for the imagination!

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  11. What a wonderful list!! I like all those things too, I'm trying to think of one you missed.... oh yes, I like being up by myself at 3 am in the "writing zone." And I like revising!

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  12. I love your number nine and I love being able to escape into other worlds for awhile.

    CD

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  13. COngrats on the award. This list is absolutely fantastic.

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  14. Jen, hehe I used to travel a lot but now I can't afford the privilege so writing is awesome! ;)

    Karen, please teach me to like revision...please. But yes, the writing zone is an awesome place!!

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  15. Clarissa, to be able to journey to other worlds is a wonderful thing. It's what got me started as a writer.

    Melissa, thanks :)

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  16. i like those rare moments when i forgot about something i wrote, and when i come across it while editing, i think, "hey that's kinda good! has the hubs been putting changes into my doc, while i was sleeping?"

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  17. Your no.5 seems so relaxing at the same time...Great to know more about you. Congratulations. God bless.

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  18. Lynda, I like your entire list a lot because of the writing theme. Its like you have read our minds to compile this list. I love #1,3,5,8,and 10.

    Thanks for the award. I really appreciate it. :)

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  19. Congrats on the award!

    I love the list, since I could have written it myself.

    In particular I love sitting in public places to write so that I can watch people.

    :-)

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  20. Aspiring, those moments are awesome.

    Rcubes, thanks so much. It is a relaxing thing to do.

    Rachna, maybe I did read all your minds...muwhahahaha. But you definitely deserve the award :)

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  21. Misha, you snuck in there while I posted comments ;) Thanks for the congrats :)

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  22. #4 and #5 are exactly the same for me :D I love sitting in a coffee shop (or a pub, I'm a student after all :P) with a little notebook, scribbling down nuggets of potential awesomeness :D

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  23. Congratulations on the award!

    I like telling stories. In any form, really, but especially via the written word.

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  24. I really enjoyed your list--especially since yesterday I really love writing cause it all came together the way I had hoped!

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  25. Jamie, gotta love those potential awesomenesses :)

    Jennifer, thanks. There's soemthing special about the written word.

    Terri, that's a rare and special moment when it all comes together as hoped :)

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  26. Great list! #6 is my favorite. I've always enjoyed going to new and different places.

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  27. Bish, I think the first fanciful novel I ever read was the Hobbit and I was hooked :)

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  28. "I like when my writing flows and the story takes on a life of its own"

    exactly my point as well! ;)

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  29. AWW!!! Thanks so much for the awesome award! I love it. <3

    And congrats, you totally deserve it Lynda!

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  30. Great list, Lynda!

    I like how writing lets me go into a characters mind, learn their hopes and dreams and fears, and utterly connect with them as people.

    Jai

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  31. Congratulations! I like it when I go back to re-read a scene and get caught up in the action. I'm my own worst critic, so if I can get swept along, I hope others do the same.

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  32. Dez, we are a slave to the story.

    Carolyn, thanks so much

    Jai, yes connecting with our characters -- with every aspect -- that's awesome.

    Alex, I need some distance to do that otherwise I just can't tell...but it's soooo awesome when that happens.

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  33. Lynda - Congrats on the award. I like when I've accomplished my writing goal for the day. I like when a scene in my head comes together on the page. Have a great weekend. =D

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  34. RaShelle, yes, writing goals are satisfying :)

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  35. Congratulations on your award! And you pretty much summed up why I like writing. I'd add that I like when I'm away from my story and yet I'm still thinking about it: the story and the characters stay with me and can be strengthened by the interactions that I have with people.

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  36. Amanda, Great addition to the list. It's true, we strengthen our characters through our experiences and interactions with others.

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  37. You pretty well spoke for me with your likes. I also like that I can go back to what I've written in the past and get some idea of what I was thinking and where I was in my life at that time. The written word is like a window to my past.

    Lee
    Tossing It Out

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  38. Congratulations!
    If I had to pick one of the ten, number two drives me the most.

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  39. Congratulations on the award! :)

    I think you have all of my reasons listed.... I also love how writing gives me the opportunity to create and escape. I love re-reading and feeling like the writing actually flows and reads like a book!

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  40. Arlee, yes, that's another great point. And it's not only a window to our personal past, but a window to the world's past as well.

    Pat, tha'ts actually one that I love.

    WritingNut, thanks :) Writing is such a satisfying occupation :)

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