The Power of Writing

It’s day six of NaNoWriMo! How is your novel going? I hope that you are enjoying your time during NaNoWriMo. In case you are wondering, The Bird that Sings is currently at 13,034 words or at about 18 pages. I am still feeling pumped and ready to write my words and get them loaded on to the pages. Nothing is more refreshing then writing and using words that we have been given.

However, we as writers use what we have always been given. Granted, there has never been a question of will we ever using writing in our live unlike math. We all remember those days, right? Asking our teachers and parents, what good is algebra? Or the famous one, when am I going to ever use algebra in my life? Yup, I can’t think of time when I’m ever going to use it. But writing is for life.

Writing is what holds us writers together. It grounds us and gives us a strength like some have never seen or only can dream of. Writing for us writers, is like the force that is described in Star Wars. Many things can influence our writing as can the force. While the force has its teachings, so does writing. But where we are not confined to either being a Jedi or a sith, writers are confined by genre and sometimes, sub-genre.

Genre can give us a direction, a feeling, a type of strength and sometimes a type of weakness in what or how we are writing. While others can say that there are limitations to writing to a genre, I would agree but I would also say that those limitations is what gets us readers and a fellowship. Not a follow ship but a fellowship. While we want to have our reader follow us for that is how we know that gained their trust, but we also want a fellowship. A fellowship among others in the writing community.

The writing community is large and has many different angles. Some that are not best selling lists for months or even years to come. But there are those that want to help and mentor other writers. When writers come together and really help, then the fellowship is a success. Even if authors that we ready may not know that they are helping us, but somewhere deep down they should know that they are helping writers every time they publish a book.

Let’s face it we writers as some point, and continue to be looked at as readers. Readers can turn into either greater readers or they can turn down the path that others have took to become writers. This is who the cycle of influence can continue. Granted, also think when we write and publish and someone reads our books, then we too are influencing those that could be future writers.

Now matter where your writing journey goes, in your acknowledgments somewhere thank fellow authors for influencing your journey on being a writer, let alone taking that first step to write. Even it was or was not during NaNoWriMo. That is how I view the power of writing. I may be wrong or I may be right, but this is what makes the writing community stronger as a whole.

I hope that you have enjoyed reading this post on my takes on the power of writing. I hope that you all have a great writing day! I wish you all continued success on your NaNoWriMo journey! Happy creating!

Today is going to be Great!

Today, so far is getting off to a good start. I have already have 12 views on this site. I would like to thank everyone who has stopped by either for the first time or if you are returning. I also have had three people pick up their free ebook of “My Grandmother is Missing.”

Speaking of the ebook, it will be available starting today and going through Saturday for free. After that it will be available for $.99. I just feel so happy right now that everything is going on track.

Now let’s talk in terms of writing, which will be about everyone has a story. This story can be either about what is going on with you personally, or what you bring to your works of fiction. Whatever that part is there is a story there that is waiting to released. This story can also be reflected or be apart of your writer’s journey. Yes, I’m going back to the writer’s journey, for some aspect in your life contributed to you wanting or having the desire to write. As I mentioned in my post on the writer’s journey, I just felt this desire to tell stories and I loved how stories work. As I have grown, more about what I love about story has come across in my writing. This could be how you make that daring twist with your characters. Making your characters interact. How you even build your story world. Now mater what you learn about writing from others, that part you can take and make part of your writing.

The only part about that is that you may fall the first time but that is where you learn and you take it out back somewhere and work with it. This is were tweaking comes into your arsenal. However, you have to decied on a given day what you want from your writing and where you want to take your writing. This is where you can make your goals and strive to make those goals happen for you. This is also where you can grow as a writer.

The more you grow as a writer, the more that you can see things happen for you. One way for me that I see that is that I never dreamed what when I started Faerie Rose Press, that I would have the courage to try to publish my flash fiction on amazon, for I was only thinking about my larger projects like my novel. I never thought that I would get as many views as I have on here, let alone my Facebook page. The point is that I’m growing and looking down at the road and seeing endless possiblilities and that means that I can share more with all of you about where you can see your writing journey might take you. I hope that you are seeing your writer’s journey and saying that I can do what I want with it. Granted, not everything will work, but when it does you can see the magic. Magic is beautiful, and daring but above all it let’s us see things differently. It also lets us see the confidence in what we can do.

We can all be successful in your writing and the careers that we want in our writing. I hope that you can see what you want out of your writing. But strive forth and watch as your creativity bloom and grow.

I hope that this has been helpful today, and I hope that you will like what you have heard.

Aspects about writing

As writers, we tend to think in terms of stories, characters, plots, twists, and words. Yes, the power of words are what we as writers take into careful consideration when we write. We feed on words like they are food. We need them to surive and to thrive in our daily lives. However, we need stories more than words. Although, that can be debated quite a bit about what we need more of, either its words, stories or both.

The interesting thing about being a writer, much like being a reader, is that you can explore new worlds and create images with the use of words. This is where word choice comes into our arsenal, and when we start to grow in terms of how we can express ourselves, as well as for our characters. One way that we can do this with our use of words.

Using words and how we use them is one of the greatest gifts that we as writers have. We also have been blessed with the gift of telling stories. So what drives us? The use of words? Or the gift of story telling?

I think that it is both, for without words we wouldn’t be able to tell stories. Sure, we could draw them out but it wouldn’t be the same without the use of words. Words gives us power and power gives us the drive to succeed and once we feel that we succeed then we have the feeling that we can take on the world.

Take on the world with your words and feel great doing it. Until next time, good night!