Writing Helps Us Make Sense of the Things We Otherwise Can’t

I follow my muses…well then i can find them. Half the time they are missing in action…i’m sure they are sunbathing on an island laughing at my unfinished drafts…LOL

Meg Dowell Writes

When you start publishing your work — whether professionally through a publisher or casually though a free blogging site — things change. Suddenly, it feels like any hour you spend writing, you must spend it writing something your audience will see.

Why? Because writers, though they desperately wish otherwise, have limited time to do what they do. They’re often afraid that if they don’t spend it wisely enough, they’ll miss out on opportunities they feel they can’t afford to lose.

This can be a good thing. It can also be harmful.

Writing is an art. A skill. It’s also a tool that shapes who we are, or sets a mold for who we might eventually become. The ability to communicate things clearly on paper isn’t just a desired job skill. It’s a quality that can change us. Help us. Improve us.

We often forget that our journeys as writers started…

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