Monday, November 05, 2007

A Thought on Writing

Sorry for the short posts. I have a cold and my brain is on freeze thanks to some projects and stories on the backburner.

inspiration (noun) [Origin: 1275–1325; ME inspiracio(u)n inspīrātiōn- (s. of inspīrātiō). See inspire, -ation] :

1. an inspiring or animating action or influence: I cannot write poetry without inspiration.
2. something inspired, as an idea.
3. a result of inspired activity.
4. a thing or person that inspires.
5. Theology. (a.) a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul. (b.) the divine quality of the writings or words of a person so influenced.
6. the drawing of air into the lungs; inhalation.
7. the act of inspiring; quality or state of being inspired.

Anyway, my point: Don't be unhappy if what you write makes someone sad. Better that your writing makes someone feel or think something rather than generates plain apathy. Our job as a writer is to make someone feel happy or sad-- or better yet, makes one think. It's only through those resulting feelings and thoughts that the reader can have realizations about one's own life. And if our writings can get that effect, then I think that we have achieved something, i.e. hopefully to better another's life.

Just saying, is all.

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