The Why #amwriting

As creators, we love the challenge of writing. We love the feeling of satisfaction that comes with pushing the boundaries of our own imaginations. There’s something about taking one certain thought or idea and then molding and transforming it into something bigger. Something deeper. Something that’s unique… and beautifully so.

As creative writers we strive to come up with story lines that say,

“Hey pst, come ‘er… I’m gunna’ tell you somethin’ you’ll never forget.”

That’s kind of like our ultimate goal. Aside from becoming NYT Best Selling Authors, that is. We really just want our masterpieces to be powerful enough that our readers have no choice but to soak it all up like a sponge.

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It’s like there’s this certain thrill in taking the image of a character/being or what have you, and just pulling it from the depths of our brains kicking and screaming. Then we can slap it on a page, and do with it what we will.

From there, to accept the challenge of transformation and development, makes the process very intricate. This is where individuality, in and of itself, is actually perfection. Writing fiction is limitless. There is no right or wrong. No cookie cutter view of good vs. evil. With a crafty and well-worded approach, anything can be brought to life. Villains can be relatable, and heroines can have dark secrets. Love can be unconditional, and worlds can have layered realms. There is absolutely no roof or cap.

Anything can be swirled around the mind of a reader until it’s every detail is not only believed, but utterly unforgetable.

THAT ^^^^ is the reasoning. The drive behind why we as writers do what we do!

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44 Comments Add yours

  1. I love this! So well said!

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  2. Reblogged this on Claire Plaisted – Indie Author and commented:
    Why we write…

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    1. Thanks for sharing 🙂

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  3. SonniQ says:

    Yes, it does feel good when you’ve had a good writing session and feel you have said the right words to express what is in your head. I love taking those words and filling them in with all the rest of the words that make it come alive.

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    1. Exactly! Very satisfying indeed! 🙂 Thanks for reading.

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  4. Alexis Rose says:

    Wow, so well said, I mean written! 😊💕

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  5. So… Tell me that’s going to be the speech you’re going to make to those students when you go because, DONE! Lol!

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    1. LOL I actually pulled this from my “possible speech portions” notes 🤔😂 I’ve just started jotting a few things down, so it may make the cut haha

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  6. Really loved this piece. Your perspective and descriptions were great!
    xoxo

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    1. Thank you! And thanks for sharing too! 🙂

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      1. You are so welcome! It was my pleasure! It was a great post!
        xoxo
        !!

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  7. Reblogged this on The Reluctant Poet and commented:
    Come read the “Why” it is we write from this talented author!

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  8. Yes, creation is a bit about being God in that you say “I want this there” and you jam it there. Wish I could do that with everything else in life 😉

    The downside I see in musos is when they get more interested in the sound of their own ego than letting the Story of the Song lead where it needs to. You get big beats or heavy guitars but no reason for the song. I assume the same warning applies to writers too???

    🙂

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    1. I couldn’t agree more! Very much alike 😊

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  9. frenchc1955 says:

    Thank you for a wonderful post!

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    1. Absolutely. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

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  10. frenchc1955 says:

    Reblogged this on charles french words reading and writing and commented:
    An excellent post from Didi Oviatt on writing!

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  11. Jennie says:

    Well said, Didi.

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    1. Thanks Jennie! 😊😎🤓

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      1. Jennie says:

        You’re welcome, Didi! 🙂

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  12. It is lovely when the idea strikes and the words pour out and onto a page. Wonderful article, Didi.

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    1. Lovely is the perfect word… Thanks Robbie! 🤗

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  13. Reblogged this on By the Mighty Mumford and commented:
    WE WRITERS MUST HAVE SOME DEFINING ACCOMPLISHMENT TO CARRY ON! GOT IT.

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  14. This is why I write…to tell unforgettable stories. Thank you for sharing.

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    1. Absolutely. And thank you for reading 😊

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  15. Love this! I love how you said, “This is where individuality, in and of itself, is actually perfection.” I think so many authors try to get to perfection by tweaking and retweaking and endless editing when really, it’s the uniqueness of their voice that means their story is perfect!

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    1. Well said! I’ve changed my writing so many times based on the opinion of one person, only to turn around and have someone else tell me that they liked it so much better before. We’re all so different, and that is absolutely what makes us perfect! 🙂 thanks for reading!

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  16. When I write I hope to connect with people! I want them to be drawn to my story because they can connect to it in some way. One day I hope that there are thousands of people out there that I’ve reached in some way or another.

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    1. YES! I feel the same way 🤗😊

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  17. I definitely love this post. I write not only to create, but to spread ideas and principles I hold true to myself. These principles make their way into my manuscript trilogy. Much of what’s outlined here describes my own creative writing to a T. Thanks for the awesome post.

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    1. Thanks for reading, I’m glad it sparked! Congrats on your trilogy too, that’s so exciting! I love that you stay true to yourself, that’s so important, and sadly too many authors out there dont. Keep writing, my friend 😊🤗

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  18. floatinggold says:

    Yup. I can totally attest to that.

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    1. Thanks for stopping in! 😊 Glad you can relate! 😊

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  19. roninjax says:

    Excellent points. Thanks for the insight.

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    1. Thank you so much for reading! 🙂

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  20. I agree, Didi. I am new to the whole writing game. My first children’s book was published in August 2016. The Sir Choc series was created haphazardly and without in intentions to publish. I have now moved on to greater things [YA novels ha ha] and the characters get into my head and won’t leave until I write.

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