What's your favorite thing about writing?

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  1. Laura Schneider profile image92
    Laura Schneiderposted 5 years ago

    What's your favorite thing about writing?

  2. lovebuglena profile image87
    lovebuglenaposted 5 years ago

    Writing is a passion of mine. My favorite thing about writing is being creative with whatever I am trying to bring to life. I want what I write to be interesting, moving, enjoyable, and memorable. I want my writing to connect with readers, and to touch them in some way.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image92
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      That's cool! To date, I've been immature in my non-technical writing in that I don't particularly care if the recipient(s) like what I've written or not. Like doing a reading or playing a song on a brightly lit stage where you can't see the audience.

  3. kj force profile image72
    kj forceposted 5 years ago

    The fact that I can write about what ails me..both emotionally, mentally, physically and the " living with the quirks " in everyday life..whether it be with family/friends or society...I think it is healthy for others to know that we all deal with " garbage " to a certain degree . Sharing our ideas and solutions regardless is empowering,  and can give others hope with their issuses....writing to me is an outlet...I love using humor/twists whenever possible and hope I do not offend as it is all done in jest.....great question...

    1. Laura Schneider profile image92
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer, kj force! (As usual.) You're right that writing is an outlet and an empowering force--probably in everyone's case (correct me if I'm wrong). Learning from each other is the best, too! Cheers!

  4. Abby Campbell profile image95
    Abby Campbellposted 5 years ago

    I have always loved writing (except for back in the typewriter days... lol). I love to help others, and I can express it best in my writing. It's also easy to edit if I forget something originally.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image92
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I like that aspect of things, too: the ability to edit until you get it right, rather than speech where you can't change it once you've said it: it's out there!

  5. lisasuniquevoice profile image76
    lisasuniquevoiceposted 5 years ago

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    Laura,
    My favorite thing about writing is living the "writer's life". When you're a writer everything you see and do is a potential writing project. I look at the world in a whole different way as a writer. I have great fun no matter what I'm doing.
    Lisa

    1. Laura Schneider profile image92
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I didn't realize it until you said it, but that's how I'm starting to feel, too. Good answer!! Thanks!

    2. Woodmckinney profile image73
      Woodmckinneyposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Agreed- great answer. I didn't realize this either- but i am starting to perceive the world differently- thanks for opening up my mind just a bit more!!

  6. LisaKoski profile image94
    LisaKoskiposted 5 years ago

    I find it relaxing and sometimes stress-relieving to write. As someone who has always been shy, it's a way for me to voice what would have otherwise remained unspoken. I love the rules in writing just about as much as I love being creative and breaking a few of them every once and a while. It's a passion that's grown more and more as I've gotten older and my dream would be to one day live off of just my writing.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image92
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for sharing that, LisaKoski! I used to be shy and would also write to "voice what would have otherwise remained unspoken" (great line). Now I'm not shy: I say what I feel, write what I want/believe, and accept upsetting some people on the way.

  7. Pennypines profile image61
    Pennypinesposted 5 years ago

    I am more of an "ad libber" than a real writer.  I loved being a tour guide and make up stories along the way and I guess my clients enjoyed my silly comments because they always got good laughs. 
    Now in advanced age and no longer able to physically handle large groups my writings reflect the ironies of life.  Doesn't seem to do any harm.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image92
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      An intriguing answer! I'll have to read more of your works to fully understand it...Thanks for sharing, Pennypines.

  8. livelifeworryfree profile image79
    livelifeworryfreeposted 5 years ago

    My top two:
    1. Reading what I write
    2. Other people reading what I write

    1. WalterPoon profile image79
      WalterPoonposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Good one!!!

    2. livelifeworryfree profile image79
      livelifeworryfreeposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks for reading what I wrote! smile

    3. Laura Schneider profile image92
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I never realized it, but those are some of my favorites, too! Thanks, livelifeworryfree!

  9. AMAZING THINKER profile image60
    AMAZING THINKERposted 5 years ago

    Writing is the best way to express yourself. Your thoughts get more clear when you write and you can express your views to others with ease and also its FUN.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image92
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      AMAZING THINKER, you've brought a new aspect to this question: people write to get/keep their thoughts in order. Think of speeches written for/by important people, for example: clarifying thoughts and perhaps even COMPLETING thoughts through writing.

    2. AMAZING THINKER profile image60
      AMAZING THINKERposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I feel good when I write because all the stuff/knowledge in your mind comes together to create something beautiful.
      It takes the load of your mind and you feel like you got smarter, take this post of your's for example, I never clearly knew what was

    3. Laura Schneider profile image92
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Getting back to your original statements, I agree: writing IS the best way to express yourself (it ties with playing music on an instrument--the piano in my case) and your thoughts DO focus. Plus, it's good clean fun! I totally agree with you.

  10. WalterPoon profile image79
    WalterPoonposted 5 years ago

    My favorite thing about writing is to be able to write something that is a brainer. Unfortunately, I haven't written anything close to it yet. That's why I'm still writing, LOL.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image92
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Ha ha ha! I think philosophers of many kinds would suggest that it is the process and the journey and not so much the result that will get you where you want to go. Good (and fun) answer, WalterPoon!

  11. Laura Schneider profile image92
    Laura Schneiderposted 5 years ago

    There are tons of great answers to this question above. I confess, I had not fully understood what my own favorite thing about writing was when I asked the question, and I have since learned a lot.

    One thing not mentioned specifically: writing is also a more formal, permanent record of an occurrence or thought. Someone can say something, but another may deny it: who's to say which person is correct? If, however, a person writes and mails or publishes something, it is awfully hard to deny that they "said" (wrote) that thing. For example, court proceedings are recorded in typed words, not in audio tapes. Official birth certificates and other such things are documents and not word-of-mouth. The written word outlives its speaker, if published or preserved correctly. The same is true with music, being its own type of "written word", and math.

    Another thing not mentioned is money, fame, and glory. When it comes down to it, what do we really also aim for? Money (a little, at least), fame (high hub and hubber scores), and glory (the knowledge that we've written X number of articles and X number of people have read them and Y number of people rated them "Awesome" (or whatever we were attempting to achieve with that article) and we have Z number of followers.

    Personally, my favorite thing about writing is that it is a way for me (little old me) to make a difference in the world; to try to do some good; to say something useful to someone else or encouraging to people. It gives me a platform upon which I can stand to make my messages heard by their target audiences. I change some feelings or beliefs in 2-3 people with 1 article, they change 2-3 others, etc. If we're talking about a how-to project, then perhaps a few readers will try them, like them, and pass them along to others. I write to "give something back" to the world that has done so much for me, and to the one that has failed me greatly. It sounds stupid, sappy, and childish, but I believe in karma: what goes around comes around. If I transfer enough of my good knowledge to my readers, perhaps I will reap the same rewards. So far, my sappy plan is working marvelously.

    Plus it's fun hanging out here on Hub Pages. :-)

  12. Samith Jhon profile image62
    Samith Jhonposted 5 years ago

    For me, the best thing about writing fiction is being able to create a friend. You can make up a person with all the right qualities you're looking for, a few flaws and you can create a life. You can be as creative as you want with no one telling you to do. You're practically being a God in your own made up world, I absolutely LOVE writing fiction for these reasons.smile

    1. Laura Schneider profile image92
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      Great answer! It's been so long since I've written pure fiction that I'd forgotten that. I love how you can magically make things appear that a character needs, too, by going back and writing it in earlier in the story. Thanks, Samith Jhon! :-)

  13. Acmontero profile image60
    Acmonteroposted 5 years ago

    The liberating feeling that I get when i put all my thoughts out there. My mom is constantly on the go and writing helps me sort all my thoughts. Another thing that it helps with is making me feel better when I write about things that I go through on a day to day basis. Lastly, he feedback and interesting opinions of others help too.

    1. Laura Schneider profile image92
      Laura Schneiderposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I can totally relate to what you are saying! These are all great benefits of writing--the feedback is helpful, too. Almost nobody posts anything negative about a person's writing, so if you're looking for self-affirmation, you've arrived! Cheers!

  14. profile image0
    jonaiveposted 4 years ago

    I can express myself. Writing, for me, is like an outlet of all the things that are going on in my head.

 
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