Wednesday, August 6, 2014

#IWSG The Glory of Being a Writer!

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They say that being a writer is a lonely occupation. I agree. We hole ourselves in our writing cave and create vast worlds filled with colorful characters. We research and study hours and hours of material. 

There are many times I feel forlorn as I meet with others who share the same obsession through a 12 inch screen and type away my conversations. Then I move on to my writing cave and I am alone again.

But there are those moments when we shake off those quill feathers of ours and dare to venture into the sunshine, to venture into the world where other writers convene and share our love of our common craft!

Of course there are other aspects of the writer's life like family, a 9 to 5 job, illnesses, rain, walks around the neighborhood! Let me liken a writer's life to Harry Potter: my writing world is witches and wizards, with Voldemort and Buckbeak--my creativity has no limit while my real life is with Muggles (nonwriters) who scurry about their lives never knowing any better of the thoughts that churn in my head that create worlds of every kind. Muahahahah! >:D

How I love being a writer! How I love other writers! No matter where I am, I love being surrounded by others who are as crazy as I am! We are a magical folk.

What are your thoughts on being a writer?

28 comments:

  1. It can be lonely at times for sure. I'm involved with a large writing organization, but there's still all the time you are on your own working. I have lots of writing goals and it can feel weird to pass on social activities with friends because I want to work on writing. Sometimes I have to tear myself away from writing projects to make sure I'm still seeing friends and family :)

    Here's my IWSG post for August

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    1. Oh, I hear you! I can get carried away with my writing--I have to remember that I still need to eat and take care of my other needs! lol

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  2. Writing is something I have always done and probably will always doing. The fright comes with sharing. I feel unworthy of compliments...and that's why I'm here this Wednesday reading Insecure Writers.

    Thank you.

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    1. I know what you mean about the compliments thing. There is a friend of mine whom I have complimented and she bats me away and that makes me feel bad! I wish she would let me tell her stuff without doing that. I'm not saying you do that, but there are people out there who have the desire to praise you!! <3

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  3. I love being around writers but I also love the solitary time of being a writer. I could use even more alone time.

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    1. LOL! yes, there is never enough alone time!

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  4. Hi Elizabeth, we are a crazy and magical folks indeed. :)

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    1. yes, we are and I love every bit of it! :D

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  5. Muggles - is that what they are? Poor unmagical creatures...

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  6. Being a writer is really never lonely since you've got so many imaginary friends! I couldn't imagine not being a writer, because I've always created stories and characters in my head ever since I was little.

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    1. That is the best part of being a writer--I thrive on the escapism my writing provides!! :D

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  7. I like that I feel like I'm being productive when all those crazy stories come play out in my mind when I take my walks.

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    1. That's wonderful! Mine love to come out to play especially at night!

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  8. Good question!
    I love being a writer. I surround myself with other writers (Sisters in Crime; Romance Writers of America; both groups national and local. A local critique group; a local book club group. Lots of online groups. But I love my alone time to write, research, rewrite, and edit.
    Aloha.

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    1. True! It's fun to write with others, isn't it? :)

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  9. We cast our tales into the cyber void like messages in a bottle tossed out to the wide sea. It fulfills something deep in those of us who burn to write. Thanks so much for visiting my blog once more! :-)

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    1. I love your allegory! Thanks for your comment, Roland. :)

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  10. There's nothing else I want to be. I used to know zero writers. Now almost everyone I know is a writer.

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    1. Oh, I know what you mean! I love being surrounded by my "tribe"!

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  11. I like being able to create something and having that magical feeling of creation and imagination around us. Poor Muggles :-( I know several of them. I don't understand them and they don't understand me.

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    1. LOL, it's a strange thing indeed, isn't it? But then again, it's Muggles that love our stuff. xD

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  12. "But there are those moments when we shake off those quill feathers of ours and dare to venture into the sunshine" <- LMAO YES.
    I'm inside most the time, so when I step outside and the sun is all yellow and the sky is so blue and the trees are bright green, I'm like, "Whoa. There is life out here! How splendid. What a beauty!"
    Writing can be lonely. Insecurity comes about. But that's why we join IWSG and try to make writing friends :)

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    1. LOL! Yes, I am that way too. Look at that pretty pink sunset! And that purple flower... xD
      I am with you, I love IWSG! <3

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  13. Well spoken or should I say well written!

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  14. It is lonely, but I love to share with my critique group and readers. Having characters speak to me and having a solid outline and plot and going with the flow of the story...wonderful stuff.

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    1. Yes, so true! My favorite part is when my characters jump to life and take over the storyline. xD

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