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    What is Writing Like?

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    This is a fairly strange, simple, and abstract question. Most people ask why others write, what draws them to that notebook (or computer) day after day after day?

    I found myself asking what it feels like to write, what the process is like for a creative, and why we write what we do.

    Some might answer that it feels like release to write, that the process looks like a typical plotting, pantsing, or plantsing would; and that they write what they do because that’s what they want to write! Valid answers. Quite valid, but I chose to explain it differently. Almost poetically, in the form of a short monologue from one of my characters (a writer) to his apprentice.

    I call it… (entirely original and not in anyway related to the wizard)…

    The Writer’s Apprentice

    Part 1 (that is, if you guys would like another part)

    “Do you want to know what writing is like? 

    Take a mirror out under the sun and the stars and the moon. A big mirror, one that you can see your whole being and all of creation in. 

    Now cast aside your pen, or your pencil, and clench your fists. And smash that mirror. 

    Smash it into a millionty-thousand and one pieces. Smash it and don’t stop.

    The varied reflections in each of those tiny shards is a different character; the lines and cracks across the surface are your stories.

    And the blood all over your hands?

    That, my child, is the writing.”

    * * *

    Dragonfly DoodleAnd that’s it. That’s how writing feels to me, that’s how the process seems, and I write what I do because that’s what I want to (see what I did there?). 🙂

    Now, my question to you is, what do you see reflected in the mirror? Do you dare to write about it? Or are you the kind that believes in seven years of bad luck?

    And can a millionty-thousand please be accepted as a real number?

     

    Aight, I’ve got to go. Thanks for dropping by, come back soon, and keep writing if that’s your cup of tea.

    -Abbigayle, Quille, etc.

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