Why This Frog Writes

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Why I write?? Hmmmmm, there are many reasons, but overall, I would say for me, Froggy213, it is therapy. Some people yell, some see a psychiatrist; all people deal with their stresses in different ways; I write.

At a early age I wrote my feelings down; much in the form of short poems or stories. Many of these used fictional characters, but in the real sense, the characters were those around me and myself.

English and spelling were A+ courses for me in school. I always enjoyed attending those classes.Every time I could put my pencil to paper, I was happy. I did other student's essays, because I liked doing it.

Admirations

The other kids had Superman or Flash Gordon; some had Evil Knievel or Hulk Hogan. Not the Frogster, I had other heroes. Let me list a few:

  1. Louis L'Amour, a magnificent western writer. I would stay awake until the wee hours reading his books. "One day I was speeding along at the typewriter, and my daughter - who was a child at the time - asked me, "Daddy, why are you writing so fast?" And I replied, "Because I want to see how the story turns out!"

    . . . Louis L'Amour

  2. Stephen King. Who doesn't like this master of horrors writings?
  3. Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and all the other writers of our Holy Bible.
  4. Edgar Allen Poe. His work grabbed me at a very young age.

And many,many more.

Communication and Convictions

For a period of time in my young adult years, I landed in prison. Marijuana laws were very strict and selling it was worse. I had 3 years to either become a "better criminal" or do it right and get some training and become a better citizen. I chose the latter.

I had college classes and work during day hours and I read books and wrote at night. While in prison, I had a poem published in a magazine, I wrote a piece for the Creighton University Newspaper, and I wrote a short story I submitted to EasyRiders which was denied. I found a longer version of that same story in the biker magazine a little over one year later. Se La Vie. Live and learn. I actually lost so many of those prison writings that God only knows where they all are.

I found I could easily put my feelings, emotions, convictions and all me on paper a whole lot easier than I could with my voice and face to face encounters. I guess that maybe I am a slow thinker and things I want to say come to me after the person is gone.

I also wrote my wife many, many love letters.

Financial Aid

Yea, money helps. There is some money to be made writing. It is not "full-time" for me but every bit helps.

Are you thinking that you could use this kind of therapy? Hub pages is a great place to start. Here is a link to where you can sign up:

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Please read the help and rules and have fun. Tell the world what you want to!

Future Generations

Just the thought that a being 500, 1000, or even 2000 years from now could possibly read something I wrote just "blows my mind". That is one of the visions that keeps me typing. Just to know that God gave me this talent and I can share with all.

To know that others cannot claim my works anymore makes it all better. By writing it here, it is documented the date it was first printed. It doesn't cost anything to join too. That got your attention didn't it?

Quotes

You must stay drunk on writing so reality cannot destroy you. ~Ray Bradbury

The role of a writer is not to say what we all can say, but what we are unable to say. ~Anaïs Nin

The act of putting pen to paper encourages pause for thought, this in turn makes us think more deeply about life, which helps us regain our equilibrium. ~Norbet Platt

Easy reading is damn hard writing. ~Nathaniel Hawthorne

Conclusion

I love to write.

That is the conclusion.

I write about soft subjects and controversial ones. I know they are just one man's views, but the world is gonna hear them anyway.

I think that writing has been the best therapy I could have ever had, and even better are the comments and looks like, "you did that", that really help. Those times make it all that more rewarding.

So with that, to all of you my readers, I must say

THANK YOU!

Give writing a try, it may help you too!

© G.L. Boudonck

© 2011 Greg Boudonck

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The Frog Prince 5 years ago from Arlington, TX

You and I write for many of the same reasons. Great frog minds think alike. My forte is what it is - my concern for this nation and future generations.

Good Hub my frog friend.

The Frog Prince


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

When I am writing i am at my happiest! I do it for the love if it.


mrfishs 5 years ago

Excellent hub frog213, keep up the good work, I like reading your stuff.


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Simone Smith 5 years ago from San Francisco

No matter why you write, Froggy213, I'm glad you do.


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Froggy213 5 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

All your comments just move me--Simone--from you, even another added percentage. Makes it all worthwhile--thanks friends


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Eiddwen 5 years ago from Wales

Hi Froggy,

A great hub and I can relate 100% to this one.

Writing has got me through so many eras. Like you I have never visited a counsellor, psychiatrist, all my therapy has been through my writing.

However I must add that there is nothing wrong with seeing a counsellor or psychiatrist. It was only my personal choice to travel along this road.

Today I write because I love it;

because I hope that my story will help others;

I love writing about happiness and humour and I suppose I still use it as a therapy to help me come to terms with difficult times and will probably do so for the remainder of my life;

we can describe our feelings and emotions so much deeper when composing poetry.

This is a great hub Froggy and here's to much hub sharing for a long time to come.

Take care

Eiddwen.


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LaurenLL 5 years ago

I am glad to you hub frog. Vote up.


ruffridyer 5 years ago from Dayton, ohio

I enjoy writing my hubs too. It is good to get things off your chest or organise your thoughts or just plain share ideas. I used to write in school but once I graduated the "Real" world took up too much time.


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Voted up and awesome , we have a few things in common , one of them being Mr. Poe , that is Edgar allen . and the other is that we both have a tendancy to write ,what we feel . and feel what we write and write it all down as well , besides isnt that what "poetry" is all about , divulge me and read "For the love of poetry ","My Simple words" , and there is one more but i cant think of it at this time , they are on my page , Thanks for the wonderful read , i enjoyed it emmensely.


jami l. pereira 5 years ago

Oh... they are "Obsessive Obsessions" and" Questionable Poet" , they kinda tell a story of people and their writing


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Froggy213 5 years ago from On A Mountain In Puerto Rico Author

jami--thanks for the read and vote up. Happy to have another new friend that is a fellow writer!

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