|Write about how you choose to write about others in your blog. (Friends, family, etc)|
After reading a second prompt in eight days implying that all writers choose consciously what subjects and people they want to write about, for a moment I felt rattled.
Seriously, does every other writer logically plan out their articles, essays, short stories and books with their left brain? I simply cannot function like that. When an episode or opinion has popped into my brain, I did not consciously choose to write about that topic or person. It was an eureka moment, that surprised me. I wonder,
“Where did that thought or memory come from? I haven’t thought about him for years!”
Suddenly a story sprung to mind. I have assimilated emotions, reflections, connected quotes and philosophy and integrated it all with my faith. Initially my right brain takes over, creativity flows like a river of words and I can hardly type fast enough to keep up. The entire process is largely subconscious. I unwittingly combine spirit of creativity with a gift to craft words together. As writers in past centuries called it the muse. Left logical brain editing follows afterwards. However, if I attempt to write the first draft with my logical left brain, the article is stilted, stunted, boring and painful to read.
Hoping that I am not alone in this approach to writing, I have unearthed some powerful and some outrageously funny quotes on the subject of writing:
― John Fowles
― W. Somerset Maugham
6 thoughts on “DAY 8-I surprise myself by what I write.”
I think I am more right brained when it comes to writing–especially my thinking. I don’t logically plan out what I’m going to say–I just start typing and let my imagination guide me. At least, that is how i see it.
writing is much fun that way, isn’t it
I usually have no idea what I’m going to write about until I start writing. It’s always a surprise to me!
np, you and myself seem to be on the same wavelength. outwardly we appear to be very different but “looks are deceiving” aren’t they?
Words just bubble up in my brain and I write them down. Sometimes they need a little editing; sometimes they don’t.
Me too!!! Very same experience. I AM in very good company!