Why I Wanted to Be A Writer

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There is a certain power in words, most specially the written one, that I find quite interesting.

However, I have found that fiction – fantastical and emotional, and even tragic stories hold great sway to a man’s heart and mind.

For the past few months I have felt uninspired to write anything. Sure, I can wrangle up some words to begin a story, yet I cannot seem to get the inspiration to continue it. My life seems empty and shallow, and I cannot seem to be able to craft something of value.

Does that mean I am doomed to not be a story-teller? Does that mean that I am destined to just be an avid reader?

Why do I want to write in the first place?

I want to share my thoughts. A person’s mind is a sealed world that is hard to enter. Without a granted access we can’t peer into what a person’s thoughts want to say. However, there is a certain art necessary to putting words together to make a story interesting. You can have the most interesting story in the world, but with terrible writing skills, it may be better to watch trash burning.

Williams once faced an evil wizard in a tower. They fought. Zap! Williams defeated the wizard with a piece of pie. It was a sight to behold.

Is it selfish of me to want to write a story that would have a great impact on people the same way that other’s writings and works have affected me as well? The adventures of a hero, the death of a character, the trials and tribulations of an ordinary man thrown into the depths of hell from a series of unfortunate events…

The wonder of reading and experiencing another life in another world – I also want others to experience it through my works.

Things may be a bit uninspiring now, things may not be moving forward, however I often need to remind myself the reason I want to be one. I may be terrible now, I may not be of much good as a novelist. Fine – I’ll write you short stories. If I can’t write fictitious stories, I’ll tell you stories drawn from my own life. I’ll write you articles, and essays.

I want to write because I want to be a positive influence in the world.

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What Does it Mean to Be a Good Writer? #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

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Have you ever doubted yourself whether you are a good enough writer? Have you ever thought to yourself that your work is bad?

What does it mean to be a good writer anyway?

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How To Continue Writing an Old Draft #AuthorToolboxBlogHop

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They did say that we must strike when the iron is hot, however, for writers, what can we do about a story that we shelved a long time ago and decided to pick it up again to continue writing?

When it comes to writing, I have a preference for getting it all done in one go. However, for large projects, such as novels, sitting down and finishing it all in one session is near impossible.

I have a problem with shelving ideas and writing. Either I completely forgot the original direction I was going on with the project, or I just lost interest.

However, for the rare gems where the story idea still managed to stick around after months, or dare I say, even years of neglect, how can a writer pick it up, dust it off and get back to working on it again?

Here are some tips to think on. Now, I understand that we all have our own processes and procedures, and what I have here is the process I use. Whatever works, right?

This post is part of a monthly project by Raimey Gallant, the #AuthorToolBoxBlogHop. While I am not much of an author, I hope I can somehow be of help to the community. Most of the writers who participate in this monthly project are leagues better than me as a writer, so I encourage you to check out the participants in this month.

Anyway, back to our main topic – How to continue writing an old, incomplete draft:

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