In the last while, there have been bloggers who have been mixing reality with fiction on their blogs, doing it so well in fact that many readers believe what they are reading to be true. I am impressed with the talent that so many of these writers have, that ability to move seamlessly between reality and fiction to craft something that is believable, even if it is all made up.
My imagination is underdeveloped, and as a result, I don’t write fiction; I stick to factual articles, true accounts and blogging. But even with this sort of writing that I do, I sometimes feel that I am not a “natural” (whatever that is).
While blog ideas come to me fairly easily (I try to keep my notebook with me to write down potential blog ideas but I never seem to have it with me when I really need it!), the art of crafting the entry, and choosing my words is pretty time consuming and it’s a good thing I don’t have any children or a boyfie to distract me when I’m in writing mode! Despite the length of some posts, I actually try to avoid superfluous words unless it’s necessary for the effect I’m trying convey. Some bloggers just seem to be able to choose the right words and convey their meanings effortlessly, and I know some have thought that I’m one of those people but I’m saying I sure am not!
And the proofreading! I hate seeing silly mistakes in my writing so I re-read entries several times before posting…and a couple of times once the entry is posted. I always find something that is the result of my brain moving faster than my fingers.
I love to write, I love sharing parts of my life and my opinions, and getting feedback on it.
How about you? Why do you write? How do you write? Where do you write? What kind of writing would you say is your forte?