Archive for the ‘Falling in Love with Writing’ Category

Getting Back in the Swing of Things

Since the summer, I’ve gone from having no job to having four jobs and I can tell you with certainty: my life is hectic. It’s often difficult to manage commuting, weird and inconsistent schedules, and actual work, all while making time to eat, sleep, and go to the gym. Maybe you’ve heard a lot about […]

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writing then & writing now

When I was younger, as you all know by now, I wrote a lot of fanfiction. But I also wrote some original short (short short) stories and dabbled in teenage emo poetry for a while. Looking back on it, I cringe. I cringe hard. This was back when I thought all poems had to rhyme […]

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It’s Personal: Why I Like to Write

  Writing helps me think, it helps me to analyze myself and my thoughts and motivations. I often find myself writing when I am struggling with something. Big things and small, they all get written about. I will write complaining letters to my boyfriend, and never send them. I will write a treatise to a […]

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Finding what you love through what you don’t

After a year of graduate school, I had thought I had a good idea for the direction of my final project, my thesis. I had been turning over this idea in my mind for over six months, thinking about the sources I could use, the topics I could cover, how exciting it would be to […]

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Falling in Love With Writing

I was going to start this off by saying something cliché like writing is my first love, but then I remembered that it wasn’t exactly true. I didn’t always want to be a writer. I can’t remember when I first started writing stories, and I can’t remember exactly when I started learning how to read. […]

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A Balancing Act

For years I have practiced compartmentalizing how I feel about writing. In order to safeguard my insecurities and fears about anything I write, I have become a master of chopping up my work into pieces and doling it out in manageable bits. Whether it is an essay for a class or a poem I keep […]

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I Love (Finishing) Writing

Nobody loves writing. Nobody sits down at their computer, brimming with energy, verve, and good spirits, and merrily types until they’re done, feeling satisfied that the words they are choosing express their ideas in a concise, clear, and compelling way. Or maybe I’ll put it this way – how many great writers can you think […]

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Writing Drives Me Crazy

I love writing when I am finished. The process drives me crazy I love to read well written prose; I love words and stories, but I do not love to write. I fell in love with reading as a young child, and at some point when I was in college, I realized that if  I […]

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If Writing Be the Food of Love

Loving writing is not always an easy thing to do.  Loving anything, for that matter, isn’t easy.  At least not in my experience.  I love computers.  I build them.  Sometimes one piece of hardware fizzles or is DOA and makes a whole lot of work for me when I was just looking forward to using […]

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What do chocolate, exercise, and writing have in common? My anti-drug, drug.

  When did I fall in love with writing? My relationship with writing is not one of love, but obligation. Reading I love. Reading never lets me down. Reading is always there to comfort me. Writing is another situation entirely. I write because I must. I write because I’m still chasing the high of the […]

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