1.28.2016

What A Writer Should Write


If your writing isn't affecting the reader someway, somehow
Then your writing is all wrong
Maybe your words don't form eloquently
Maybe what you write about is something from another realm
Maybe it's not supposed to make sense
And that's okay
That's perfect.
When it comes to writing 'correctly',
There's no right or wrong
You write what you want to write
No one is to say if it's good or bad
And if the reader finishes reading your words
And asks 'What in the world did I just read?'
You have succeeded.
If they say, 'This was beautiful'
Or 'This was sad'
Well done.
For in all these instances,
You have made them feel.
Something.
And as a writer,
That is - and always will be -
Your greatest goal.
Your greatest accomplishment.
Your greatest reward.

4 comments:

  1. Yeah, you totally got that one right! And honestlty, I was thinking about it lately (I was thinking about how I have an almost fusional relationship with my characters XP) and I heard someone who summed it up pretty well: (free translation) When you're in your calling, you'd do it for free, but you do it so well people are willing to pay you to do it. So, I think writers should, too, write for themselves and God. Just stay real to yourself and people will read you and love it cuz they feel what you are saying/writing.

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    1. Amen! I like that 'free translation' quote;) Thanks for sharing, girl. And thanks for your comment!

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  2. You're right, there is so much creativity in the craft. It's so crazy to think that writers literally just sit before a blank page or screen and spit words onto it. This post made me think of how wonderful and awesome it is that our words can create entire fictional universes, cool characters, etc. They can build up or tear down. Pretty powerful things, words are :) Thanks for making me think!

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    1. Right?? For reals. Yes, absolutely.
      Well thanks for reading, girl! And for the comment:)

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