Why This Frog Writes
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.
- 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
- Stephen King. Who doesn't like this master of horrors writings?
- Matthew, Mark, Luke and John and all the other writers of our Holy Bible.
- 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.
Yea, money helps. There is some money to be made writing. It is not "full-time" for me but every bit helps.
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Just the thought that a being 500, 1000, or even 2000 years from now could possibly read something I wrote just "". 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. blows my mind
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?
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
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
Give writing a try, it may help you too!
© G.L. Boudonck
© 2011 Greg Boudonck