Sunday, October 28, 2012

Blogspiration 23:Writing As An Identity

Blogspiration is a weekly meme hosted by GrowingUp YA & Saz101. The meme was created to help spark inspiration among bloggers, readers & writers alike. An inspirational quote/picture/video is posted weekly, on the day of the author’s choosing, so that it may inspire creativity, conversation & just a little SOMETHING.
Writing is a verb.  It is an action that many of us engage in from time to time, some more often than others.  As an action, we may stop and start.  Sometimes we may not write for a long while.  Yet, if you are a writer, then that is part of your identity. Being a writer is a way of life, and the act of writing is only a part of that.  An important part, yes, but there is more to being a writer than simply writing.

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Writers see story potential in the everyday, mundane things.  Writers create narratives surrounding people they don't know.  Writers see the world through different eyes than others.  We see the imaginary laid over the real world, enmeshing the two to create something new and bizarre.  That's how we draw inspiration from all we see and experience.  Our daily lives provide us with the thread from which we spin a new tale.

If you are a writer, that part doesn't ever really go away.  When we write frequently, we become more efficient at generating new stories.  However, even if we don't write for a long time, that doesn't mean that creative spark dies.  It's always there, waiting to be rekindled into radiant new life.


  1. This is a lovely blogspiration post! It rings so true, and makes me think how amazing it is to be a reader touched by a great writer because you can see so much of the world through a good book. :)

  2. Yes to this a hundred times over! Well said.

  3. Woah, beautiful! I really like this quote <3 <3 Sometimes I wish I was a writer. Just sometimes.