The Need to Write
WRITING – Yep I do this sometimes. Mainly when I am bored to tears or my fingers just take off and flow over the keyboard. Why write? Well there are several reasons. Here are mine:
To teach someone about something they have little knowledge about, if I know more about the subject
To research for information and take notes. Be it for fiction or family history and blogs.
To share an experience in life, work or anything else that comes to mind.
To share a story and engage readers.
To entertain children and adults with something which can take them away from reality for a short while.
Because it is fun and my teachers at High School wouldn’t put me forward for O’level English (yeah it still shows at times.)
I’ve never been one to prove a point when I don’t know the answer, though I do love a good debate and weaving stories through theories is amazing fun. Could it really happen? Well this is what fiction is all about MAKE BELIEVE. It makes you think, dream and perhaps encourages you to try something new or find the answer.
WRITING is also about learning, listening and gaining knowledge. Most of us know about the world today because we read, be it books or online. However, we have to be careful not to get sucked into so much FAKE news which is a constant on many social media accounts today.
SADLY Writing is also exploited, used against us in many ways. We read things into bible passages, taking them out of context. Personally I won’t listen to anyone quoting bible phrases unless they have read the bible from the beginning to the end. I know my grandfather did. He was a Minister. A lovely gentleman, who sadly I didn’t get to meet. Politicans have also used the written word to their advantage, making us angry over things which really have no meaning. Lawyers can complicate the language so we don’t understand and I am sure there are times people have signed away their rights without realising it – until it’s too late. Journalists…News Media, Organisations who tell you something is wrong – many things cross out paths in life and it is up to US to work out what is true and what isn’t.
HOW OPEN MINDED ARE YOU?