It’s Day#2 of my Bloganuary binge and I’ve already decided to give up. This was right after I read the daily prompt: What do you like most about your writing?
That’s like asking – What do you like most about your eyes, nose, hair and feet?
“Nothing,” I’d say “and who’d want to read about that?”
But I was interested to see what other Bloganuary-ists had to say.
No surprise, many felt the same as I did.
Some bloggers turned the topic around to “What do I like most about your writing” or “What do I like about writing.”
I liked that approach. Maybe my Bloganuary binge will survive another day.
What do I like about Writing
I like writing because it gives form to thought. Like photography, it captures a memory or an experience which can be recalled by looking at the picture. Unlike photography, it starts with a blank page and is entirely constructed in my head.
It begins with a vague idea that comes together as I put down the words. It begins with writing it down. It ends with re-writing it into something I’d like to read.
I am a great believer in form and brevity. I admire writing structure that has a beginning, middle and end, even if not necessarily in that order. I also like brevity and focus. None of these – brevity, focus and form – come naturally. At least for me, it comes after many iterations of reading, editing and setting aside.
In the quest for brevity and focus, I will stop here. Setting aside my topic, I’ll turn the question around.
What do you like about writing?
I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments below.
Or you could join me with the other Bloganuary-ists here.