Day 13 – On Writing: Chances are, if you’re participating in #reverb it’s because you like writing. Or at least want to like writing. Writing is like a muscle. Use it or lose it. What do you do every day to hone your craft? Or, what would you like to do each day to contribute to your writing?
I do indeed like writing. It gives me the chance to think about what I want to say without having to be too spontaneous or reactionary. It’s the ultimate think before you speak. #reverb helps me take a step out of my comfort zone because it’s reactionary and I have to respond to topics quickly without thinking about them for
days weeks first. So, this is a great exercise for me and a major reason that I play.
I can be quite critical of myself, like everyone else, so I don’t think my writing is anything special, but that doesn’t take away from my enjoyment of it. Sometimes I struggle to figure out how to express myself verbally and in writing. How frustrating! And I’ve found over the years the best way for me to combat this is to read.
There are authors and bloggers of articles, books, and topics of all sorts that set a good example for me. Once I find a writer that I relate to – I will think while I’m reading: If that were happening to me, that is Exactly how I would explain it – then I feel connected to them and want to read more, no matter the topic. Because their art of expression is something that is new to me and that I can imitate until I can find a way to make it my own. Fake it till you make it.
I’m totally faking this blogging thing, y’all. I’m not a blogger! I just like writing. And if I can find the most obscure writers and relate to them to hone my craft, borrow off of, and be influenced by- I figure I can be one of those obscure writers too.