Here are four basic reasons whywe write:
1. To inform: here is how I feel about ____;
2. To teach, I can help you___;
3. To learn, how do I do____,
4. To record, what happened on ____;
Everything you write is a message whether to yourself or to the world. You are a unique, one of a kind being, thus, so is your message.
We may begin by just doing a simple diary, meant for no one's eyes but ours. We should remember though that these thoughts can be of great value to our families when we are long gone. They help others understand who we were and why we lived our lives the way we did.
You have to learn to be transparent and honest in writing, whether for a diary, an article, a poem, or… At first, you may find there are hesitations and fear in doing so. I mean what if someone reads this one day! You willfind that with a little practice we will overcome thesetraits.
I have a small diary on my computer, which I don't post in often enough. I have no problem if family and friends know what the thoughts in there say about my life. Hmmm, maybe I was a master spy, sent here to observe whether the human race is learning any lessons from its past!
I only wish this note taking had been begun earlier in my life but, sadly, it didn't.Find yourself a quiet place, sit, stand, lay down (whatever works for you) and “Start Now”!.
Starting back during my high school days, the desire to write has always been there even though that desire was never really ‘succumbed to'. I was once assigned to write something on aspirin, of all things. The teacher assigned subjects to everyone. I kept that paper for many years because it was something that made me feel an accomplishment like no other. I wish I still had it. I think my grade was a B or B+.
I am not a writer, in the classic sense, but I dowrite. A few of my thoughts have beenpublished here and there – see:expert author.
I'm never sure why I write what I do. Sure, it's fascinating to know thatwhen something is posted on a website, it's there for the entire world to see and might be out there for all time.
The other day, while watching a science fiction movie, ‘The Day The Earth Stood Still'. some thoughts came to mind that I still need to put into words. By the way, this is one of my favorite movies of all time.
Inspiration can come from anywhere, at any time or in any place. We justneed to be open to it.
There is always the hope that something you write will prove entertaining, helpful or important to someone but don't be disappointed if it doesn't. If you have aneed to put words down on paper, or computer. that is all the encouragement you need. or may get so get used to it!
If we adjust our thinking a bitwe realize writing is within all of us.