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Assumption, a Writer's Folly

Updated on March 23, 2012
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Assumption, a Writer’s Folly

By Tony DeLorger © 2011


Within me is this burning desire for expression that has driven me since childhood. It courses through my veins like a torrent and I am helpless within its power. This constant openness to the creative stream has caused me much pain over the years as I am often vulnerable to lesser intent from those not understanding. I do not blame, simply acknowledge that this is who I am and accept the consequences of my state of mind and process.

What exudes from me is often profound for me but may not be for my readers. Earlier when I was a young writer I took for granted that people understood my words and my intentions. But I soon discovered that assuming anything is a mistake. I supposed that often people are not in the same frame of mind or even not ready to hear my truths. Not that it’s wrong, better or worse, just that understanding anything is often a matter of timing rather than how it is expressed.

Sometimes I would berate myself for not having connected with the reader, seeking fault in my writing, style, wording or content. But in the end I realised that we can relate or not relate depending on our education, beliefs, attitudes and interest in any subject matter. Written communication requires two participants and I did not understand the possibilities of non-connection. I guess I’m an esoteric writer, exploring the limits of understanding and possibility. I have distinct views and freely expose them to my audience, and of course people have the choice to accept or dismiss my ranting and judge them how they please. Existentialism has always met with my understanding and I have delved into trying to grasp human morality and psychology to try to unravel the havoc of human existence. To that end I write my findings to be viewed and judged.

As a creative writer we must as any writer, know our craft intimately and express ourselves in an acceptable and meaningful way. But apart from the technical aspects of written expression, we impart our imagination, our beliefs and perspectives of the world we live in. Depending on our background, that information can only connect to a finite group who relates to us because of similarities of background and experience. Commercially, creative writers must adapt to that truth by keeping in mind the audience of their work and adjusting accordingly. Here on HubPages I make no decision and free myself from any bounds or limitations. This is particularly rewarding, being given the freedom to express myself with full disclosure and truth, within the rules of course.

So never assume anything, because we perceive life and its mysteries in different ways. How then our words are imparted to readers should be as honest and as freely expressed as possible. Who connects to it is then a mystery to be solved and experienced. Like anything else, meanings opens like flower petals to those ready to understand, and remain closed to those unwilling. Rejection is never personal; it is just a fact of life. Write from the soul, and always be true to you and your words.


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    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thanks Christin, glad you related. And welcome aboard; hope you continue to enjoy the fruits of my labour.

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      Christin Sander 

      7 years ago from Midwest

      Voted up and beautiful - everything you said is so true and so important to keep in mind as we write. I have always felt writers do face a type of vulnerability that others don't - because we do bare our souls for others to consume knowing that they judge what we say etc.

      It has taken a long time for me to not be afraid to really "lay it all out there" without fear of what others would think or how they would behave towards me. I've always felt compelled to write and explore despite my reluctance though and I'm so glad I followed that call.

      Great hub!

    • Tony DeLorger profile imageAUTHOR

      Tony DeLorger 

      7 years ago from Adelaide, South Australia

      Thank you Denise. Thanks for taking the time to read and comment

    • Denise Handlon profile image

      Denise Handlon 

      7 years ago from North Carolina

      Beautifully stated. Voted up.

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