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The representation of language in a textual medium through the use of writing symbols.

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It's fun when it's 'perfectly' executed

  • Jan 22, 2010
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The bills have to be paid, the kids have to be fed, the chores have to be done.
Writing? Well, it’s not something that needs to be accomplished, unless it’s a job to you. It has never been one to me. Not even on my paid job. I don’t need to write reports or appraisals. That’s what my job entails. Reaction time and quickness of the mind are prerequisites. Now, I’ve gotten you curious, haven’t I?
 
I’ve told everyone I don’t like to write. That’s the truth and my reality. That doesn’t mean I don’t write much (in fact, contrary to it), and that doesn’t mean I don’t write well (I’ve been told by a few I do and that I’ve conviction in my writing) and that doesn’t translate to me not being inspirational (fact of the matter is, I’m highly. Again, been told that many times on VirtualTourist.com).
 
So, what is it with writing that I’m now writing a review on? Why don’t I like it and yet despite that, I am able to come up with almost 200 reviews now?

 
About Control
It’s not something I do well, in my own opinion. How so? Well, for one, I can’t write when I wish or order myself to write nor do I have control over what I write & how a piece of article will turn out.
That’s highly frustrating, you know?
I presume it’s suicidal for professional writers, let alone amateurs!

 

About Inspiration
My inspiration comes from a Higher Self. For that, I can’t even convince you that it is a fact. At most times, I feel like I’m a conduit. I write when something is directing (or someone up high, that is) me to write. The thoughts that fluctuated in my mind can be chaotic. At times, it is clear. At times, I won’t even know what I’m going to type next, like right this moment. It simply comes as and when it is convenient to do so (but not so convenient for me, that is). Hence, it’s a process I cannot control or fine tune, be it the beginning or the outcome. Do you like something you cannot control? Obviously not, right?!

The fact that I like to talk and chat with my friends has perhaps helped in one way or another. I’m also curious about almost anything under the sun (that doesn’t mean I like to read about reviews before I see the movies, lol…). I like an element of uncertainty in life as well as a bout of surprises in most things I do. I must say I even cope well with surprises, more so than many. It is a fact I live day to day, despite the journeys I had taken in the past. No one will believe they are random acts which I had no idea at the beginning of the last decade what things may have led, ie. I do not plan in life. So, you wonder where I will end up in old age, don’t you? Me too! But I don’t spend my time on things/events that I do not believe I can control. My parents already did that, even on my behalf, and frankly, I don’t fancy the lives they are leading. So, plan I will not. In fact, for the past few decades, my life has been turning out freaking well! So, God’s plan is better than mine. That probably means I’ll leave it up to HIM! I’ve lived in countries I have never dreamed of, visited continents I never thought I could, and lived life the way many have envied. Why meddle with that, right?
 
Ok, I beg to digress.

 
About productivity
If it’s something one cannot control, what productivity can one claim?
Well, let’s put it this way. It’s not constant, it’s not stable, but it is pleasant. Yes, I write when it is pleasant to do so. And we all know that when we are happy doing something, we are at our best. Yes, it cannot be measured by the world’s standard or productivity, but it is something that shouldn’t need to be measured. We write because we have something to share with people we love and also whoever that chooses to come this way. We are in our own ways, artists. We crafted our lives and we share our minds. That’s somewhat like a piece of art. Like artists, think Picasso, think Gaudi… they don’t stop working on a piece of art because they were not famous yet nor do they work on one to get famous. Their arts transcend time and space. What we write is in some way what’s in our mind, as these great artists had (theirs are 3 dimensional, that’s all), it’s a piece of art. If one doesn’t paint, shoot a pix (I do that more often than I write & enjoyed it tremendously) nor make a film of Avatar, then one may choose to write like Shakespeare or Jane Austin did (or if you like, like Jeffrey Archer or Dan Brown or JK Rowling) (ok, perhaps nowhere close to these great writers, but hey everything starts from taking one step at a time, don’t they? ;-))
 
So… let’s write!




About having fun
Once in awhile, I get a glimpse of 'perfection'. It's the flow... when you need to say what's on your mind & you said it perfectly(?)! Well, that's the flow, the chi, the climax! Call it what you may, it's those rare moments that one tries and tries again. I love surprising myself and when I do, it's like having the greatest sex ever! So? Yes, writing is sexy :-D
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May 17, 2010
Great write-up, but frankly I don't believe it. No one, really -- no one can write on command. A person writes when they are inspired. When I finish watching a movie or reading a good book, I say to self, "Wow, I have to write this up!" and then I do so. My immediate thoughts, impressions, the photography (if a movie), the events and characters (if a book). It's not magical. It's not easy. But it is fun when you get in the mood. Your article seems to say that unless you can write spontaneously then it's not fun and I don't agree with that (if I understood you correctly). I think you write just fine and don't believe you don't like it. If you didn't like it, you would not have written so many articles. :)
 
January 23, 2010
LOL! for someone who doesn't like writing, you sure write well! better than most I know...nice one!
January 23, 2010
Thanks! ;-)
 
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As a teenager I was fascinated by the art and craft of writing.  Of course, in high school, it seems like everyone wants to be a writer of some kind, thinking that some of their favorite writers and authors (which in high school amounts to approximately: "I read half of this book!") simply put it out there with ease.  I recall many of my friends saying that writing was going to be an easy way out and that it was easy money.  I always laughed at the prospect.  If …
Quick Tip by . February 18, 2012
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What can I say? I do consider myself a writer first and foremost. I like that I can use my imagination in fantastic ways through writing. I'm currently writing a book, plus I write all the time for Lunch! What's not to love about masterful deployment of language to convey a thought or feeling?
Quick Tip by . January 22, 2010
I'm not fond of it but boy do I write. At times, it's just a tool 4 sharing my thots. Alternatively, it's fun when it's perfectly executed!
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Writing is the representation of language in a textual medium through the use of a set of signs or symbols (known as a writing system). Writing may use abstract characters that represent phonetic elements of speech, as in Indo-European languages, or it may use simplified representations of objects or concepts, as in east-Asian and ancient Egyptian pictographic writing forms. However, it is distinguished fromillustration, such as cave drawing and painting, and non-symbolic preservation of language via non-textual media, such as magnetic tape audio.

Writing is an extension of human language across time and space. Writing most likely began as a consequence of political expansion in ancient cultures, which needed reliable means for transmitting information, maintaining financial accounts, keeping historical records, and similar activities. Around the 4th millennium BC, the complexity of trade and administration outgrew the power of memory, and writing became a more dependable method of recording and presenting transactions in a permanent form (Robinson, 2003, p. 36). In both Mesoamerica and Ancient Egypt writing may have evolved through calendrics and a political necessity for recording historical and environmental events.

Writing, more particularly, refers to two things: writing as a noun, the thing that is written; and writing as a verb, which designates the activity of writing. It refers to the inscription ofcharacters on a medium, thereby forming words, and larger ...

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