Since I'm doing a blogging class tomorrow for the Heritage Writers Guild that I belong to, it's about time I said more about WRITING. Why do we write?
- To find our voice
- To express those experiences that so dear to us
- To be creative
- To capture the stories that our mind or the great creator sends us
- For therapy and clarity
- To connect with others
- To sell books-see mine on the top right
There are as many reasons for writing as there are people I believe. So once you decide to write, the important thing is to write freely-don't over analyze your words. Just capture them on paper. Brain storm or cluster what it is that you want to write plus morning pages will get you going. Then choose the idea that draws you to it. Editing and criticizing comes much later. Right now I'm trying to capture histories of my family members and build understanding between them. Writing and sharing it on a blog can do that as you develop an audience and feel appreciated. Tell me of your experiences.