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I was thinking about this title and the first thing is first. I am by no means a professional author or writer, and I am still learning some of the common writing rules, on how to use punctuation to mimic the way a person would read or speak. I try to write as though I am speaking to someone in the room, and a lot of the times when I run spell check or Grammarly it corrects things that I thought were correct. But as with anything, the more I practice the better I get – well that’s the concept.
So, what I like most about my writing is exactly what I said above, which is trying to write as though I am speaking to you in person. The whole punctuation thing, I know can vary and as I do read other blogs, I find that certain formats or styles of writing pop up at me. For example, a fiction writer, introducing a character or writing a dialog between characters, is interesting to see the different styles out there. I know that there are days I really do not wish to write, since I have been in front of a computer all day, and it shows in my writing. I begin to reread what I wrote and I say to myself, that’s not what I was trying to say. I am still learning and, in the process, I am trying to find my style, that one thing that will make me stand out from all you wonderful writers (giggle). I do plan to have a page on fiction stories, I just haven’t got around to it. It’s one thing after another that gets in the way of me starting it out. The funny thing is I do have the page ready, the storyline, and the characters ready, even broke it down to chapters and titles, but the content itself is still somewhere in my head, and I just haven’t gotten it down on paper.
Besides writing as though I am speaking to someone, I do like the fact that I can simply share my thoughts, experiences, and ideas to anyone that is willing to read, or possibly listen. It almost feels like a session with a psychiatrist. I imagine myself lying on a couch and sharing my life. I could even see the individual jotting down notes. The only thing is, I don’t get any feedback, but that is ok because the simple thought of talking about it, or in this case writing about it helps me out quite a bit. I feel that writing allows me to vent, and instead of keeping all that bottle up inside and possibly exploding, it brings me back to earth, back to a sense of calmness or better yet “Inner peace” with myself.
I think those are the two things that I enjoy most about my writing. As for the content, well I never really meant my blog to be a way to pitch anything or sell anything. I mean I have noticed that when I mentioned some type of business or investment I do get a lot of likes in comparison to a story about my kid’s school. Now, that is totally fine with me, because I am sure that everyone has their own content they like to read, see, or listen to. So, my blog might not necessarily be the right content for everyone, but maybe one story, just one will make someone smile, give a piece of advice, or think about whatever I wrote and relate it to their lives and how it might help. The idea behind my blog was to share my experiences with anyone that would listen, and provide a solution or option to some related issue or life problem. I know that I need to focus on issues within my content, make them clearer and provide a solution. As I said I am still working out the style and the content, but I am confident with a little more time it will all come together and folks can drop by to read something that might just put a smile on their face or help them out with a life problem – well see.
Once again, I come to the end of my post and I would like to thank you for stopping by, and like I always try to do at the end of my posts which is to leave you with a thought, “There are all kinds of writing styles out there, you can see it throughout the millions of books, literature, stories, etc. Writing is like a fingerprint; your style of writing is simply your fingerprint.”