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Writing About Writing {Guest Post}

Things are starting to calm down and speed up at the same time right about now with moving. Blogging is more and more my time away from my giant to-do list! But I’ve still got some guest post for y’all, including this great one from my name twin!


I’m Kate, too. I blog
over at Good Fences. I have a King Charles Spaniel. I am an English teacher.
The parallels are crazy, right? While Kate is making her big move, I thought I
would talk a bit about writing.

I’ve been writing for
all of my life. I always wanted to start a family newspaper. I have journals
that I wrote in every single day through my teenage years. My minor in college
was creative writing. It’s a part of me. Does that mean that I don’t struggle?
No. If you look at my blog, you’ll see that my posts can be few and far
between. I believe that that’s okay.
Good writing comes
out of passion. That may be a passion for what’s happening in your life at one
particular moment, or that may be passion for a specific topic, or that may be a
passion for style, food, crafts, or homemaking. If you want to write, you’ll
find the words. You may still struggle. You may edit and edit and edit again.
You may delete. You may prematurely hit the post button and take down your
words minutes later. You may write something proudly and realize months later
that there’s a terrible typo. It’s okay. You’re human.
Writing is about
honesty. If you are honest in your writing, then your writing will be
worthwhile. It’s when we hide from the truth that there are problems. Fiction
can be jarringly honest, and I think that’s good. It should be. It should teach
us something about a bigger picture.
If you want to write,
write for any reason. Write when you are happy. Write when you are sad. Write
when you are angry. Write when you are hot and cold. I believe that if you just
keep putting pen to paper or typing away at a keyboard, you will find something
great. Write for your friends and family.

said it best, “There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a
typewriter and bleed.”
Picture from www.kindovermatter.com

I couldn’t have said it better! Thanks, Kate, for filling in for me!

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1 Comment

  • Reply Cece

    I totally agree with this post. Some of my best writing comes in moments of total bliss and devastating lows. The times when I'm literally moved to get those words out of my head and onto the paper. I love to write too. I've got journals dating back to when I was 9. I wish I had gotten at least a minor in it in college like you did.

    July 23, 2013 at 9:43 pm
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