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I am a Writer Because it Sets My Soul on Fire

Updated on August 17, 2017
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I grew up in a small town called Whitesburg, Georgia. As a poor Woodard girl, I had to make my own living and opportunities.

I am a Monster of a Dreamer.


I am fearless in the pursuit of what sets my soul on fire. However, sometimes there is still the feeling that my writing is a lesser class of writing. What goes on around me, controversial issues, my personal life, or the bedroom is as important as what happens on my battlefield; that what I know about is a category of knowledge of its own.

I Stop, Listen and Look Around

I'm staring down the barrel of the last acts of my life. My brain is always absorbing everything around me.

The inbox to my brain is always open, and anyone or anything can get in any time.Turning it off would be like giving up on life and age silently.

For me, writing is hard work. I have to give up a significant amount of my personal life, to be a writer. However, I'm excited about control and my solo effort, and I resent the business aspects that interfere with my space for my writings (my blogs).

I don't think my approach to writing is suitable for everyone. My writing dilemma is; I tend to make it up as I go along. I am in a mode of truth-telling and self-expression. I can write about anything I can imagine and write what the things I know. I'm not sure if that's brilliance. But it's the way I roll.

The whole trick is to make it feel like; I'm being pulled, into the plot, the reality, the imaginativeness, the characters, and the creativeness as I write, read, rewrite, and edit. Then the sigh of relief when published.

I love the mysterious process of creating fiction and writing non-fiction as I understand it to be.

I think of writing as exercising my brain


Since the brain is responsible for perception, cognition, attention, memory, emotion, and action; I want to use it as much as possible. Like the saying goes "If you don't use it, you'll lose it."

I've always wanted to entertain people, and when I was in school, I was interested in creative writing, but wrestling was always there. When I ran into financial problems, I just figured when life gives you lemons, you have to make lemonade.

— AJ Lee

There is Power in Thinking.

My personal thought, ideas, and concerns are published in booklets and on the web in forms of blogging and articles.
My personal thought, ideas, and concerns are published in booklets and on the web in forms of blogging and articles. | Source

I have learned that the reality of life is somewhat bombarded.

The consciousness and the unconsciousness of spying on real people's lives are my artistic endeavor. All I need is imagination.

I always write things down that strike me as interesting. Anytime I travel, eat in a restaurant, sit on a pew in a church service, or during a conference I try and fill up notepads.

Even though; we all live in a confused society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by our governments, by the big corporations, by different religious groups, and political groups on both sides of the fence; I question what is real.

As I'm trampling through this spooky world, I try to get as much knowledge about the people and subjects to which I am drawn to harness an excellent blog.

I don't expect writing to be a career; just a way to make use of my talents, abilities and my time.

Self-Confidence is necessary for the writing business.

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It has always amazed me how my brain and body work together. I mean, my heart does not always see what my eyes see. Sometimes I write from my heart, and sometimes my emotions take over. In either case, I write with confidence.

Be Creative

  • Means having the ability or power to create; "a creative imagination."
  • Means originative original - being or productive of something fresh and unusual, or being as first made or thought of; "a genuinely unique approach"; "with original music"; "an original mind."
  • Means productive - producing or capable of producing (especially abundantly); "productive farmland"; "his productive years"; "a fruitful collaboration."

I think that if there's any one enemy to human creativity, especially creative writing, its self-consciousness. And if you have one eye on the mirror to see how you're doing, you're not doing it as well as you can. Don't think about publishing, don't think about editors, don't reflect on the marketplace.

— Andre Dubus III

Taking a class or watching videos about creative writing is helpful.

I worry that people think you have to go to a university to be a good writer, which is categorically untrue. I don't think I learned how to write at Oxford. I did not go to any creative writing classes or anything.

— Samantha Shannon

I like to play music that I love while I write.

I am an author, a writer, and a journalist.

Authors and novelists, their lifetime’s work fill the library, public and private. These men and women draw from experiences and can tell us a story, fiction or non-fiction, that they weave from the treasury of their mind. Thanks to them, we learn, thanks to them, we are challenged to think. Authors, writers, novelists, columnist, and journalist have provided a gift for us.

  • An author; carefully defined as the originator of any written work and whose authorship determines responsibility for what he has created.
  • A writer is a person who originated or gave existence to anything.
  • A journalist is a person who collects, writes, or distributes news or other current information to the public.

© 2017 Rosa Ann Crowder


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      Misty Anderson 4 months ago

      You need to name the many places where you sit and write. As for me, the local coffee shop.