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Writing Forum | WritersDigest.com • Do you want to be a writer? : Conversation question • Page 2 • Writing Forum | WritersDigest.com
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Re: Do you want to be a writer?

PostPosted: Thu May 29, 2014 5:20 pm
by wheelygirl58
To nhope: I agree with all your additions to C.Bukowski's piece & for me, all the other comments are to be truthful, way over my head! Thank you!!

Re: Do you want to be a writer?

PostPosted: Fri May 30, 2014 10:14 pm
by Bradley Steven

Re: Do you want to be a writer?

PostPosted: Fri Jun 20, 2014 12:03 pm
by nhope

Re: Do you want to be a writer?

PostPosted: Sat Jun 21, 2014 3:04 am
by Lonely Hunter
I don't get it... So there's no writing just for the pleasure of writing? I believe that's the way he feels about writing, but I think different people have different reasons for writing. Why can't you want to show your loved ones your writing? I think that's just being excited about what you wrote. And you can't tell me Bukowski has never sat in front of his computer screen trying to come up with the right words. If writing was as easy as being chosen and having it flow out of you, there would be no bad books by good writers. And that sh***y first draft would be significantly less sh***y. I definitely don't write because it just pours out of me and I'll die if I don't. I write because I'm good at it, I love doing it, and it makes me happy. If I was never allowed to write, I might be antsy because that's how I'm used to spending my time, but I'm pretty sure I'd find another way to fill my time that I would find enjoyable. That's just my two cents. :P

Re: Do you want to be a writer?

PostPosted: Sun Jun 22, 2014 12:23 pm
by Crono91

Re: Do you want to be a writer?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 12:44 am
by Lonely Hunter

Re: Do you want to be a writer?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 10:27 am
by Bradley Steven
Now that the Army has put me out to pasture I have time to ponder. I've been a storyteller all my life, but never put them into written form. What I'm doing now is just answering the call by people that have said "You should to write a book." I thought about what I wanted to do now that I have unlimited time and enough money every month from a pension. I decided to write since I enjoy it. That's what it boils down to.

There's no pressure for me to make money at writing, which is a good thing, since the learning curve to producing marketable writing is steep. The most valuable asset I posses towards getting to the top of that curve is the time to invest in getting good at it.

So, I write, because I have time, and I enjoy it, but also because the stories I have to tell deserve my best effort.

If I didn't write them they would burn like the sun in my belly until I did. Writing is the antacid to my soul.

Re: Do you want to be a writer?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:42 am
by updog

Re: Do you want to be a writer?

PostPosted: Mon Jun 23, 2014 11:58 am
by Crono91

Re: Do you want to be a writer?

PostPosted: Thu Jun 26, 2014 12:50 am
by Lonely Hunter
[post by crono91]Well I'm curious to see--moreso because our age and personality are kind of similar.

Well then I look forward to reading what you have to say. :D