Archive for the ‘Writing about talking about writing…’ Category

Too Afraid to Write?

A friend of mine, let’s call him Ben, is hoping to start a successful blog about writing. He has bought a domain name and had some work done on the format and layout. Ben is an aspiring writer and hopes that an active blog will be a great addition to his portfolio. With a long […]

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What We Talk About When We Talk About Writing

Why do we write? I know why I write at least: because I have to. Deadlines are usually the best and most effective motivator that I can think of. I guess it’s not an accident I put myself in a situation where deadlines are a factor anyways though – and maybe this idea speaks more […]

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Artistic Conversations

Honestly, I’m not exactly sure what I talk about when I talk about writing. I guess it boils down to what it is I am writing and what stage I am in, in the writing process. You see, my writing process consists of driving around endlessly until inspiration hits, trying to write, hating what I […]

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A Curmudgeon’s Complaint

When I talk about writing, I want to inspire people… I want to marvel at the possibilities it holds… I want to feel liberated. (Okay, now I’m getting a little cheesy. Sorry!) As most things in life, what we want is not always what we get. Unfortunately, now I’m going to a dark place. When […]

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Writing about Talking about Writing

When I talk about writing, I begin by talking about creation and craft and I end with a crash into the cradle of civilization. I talk about making nothing out of something and I talk about making something out of nothing. I am attempting the latter here; this isn’t merely an assault on silence and […]

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Deriving from Discussion or: How I Learned to Stop Caring and Love the Conversation

My initial thought would be that I don’t really talk about writing very much.  I’m not really sure if I’m correct.  I think I do a lot of talking about the experience of writing.  I enjoy talking to anyone about the rigors and triumphs of my own writing.  That, however, isn’t necessarily delving into the […]

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The Awkward Silence: How to Begin Talking About Writing

For someone who truly believes that conversation has the power to improve writing, I noticed that I don’t talk much about my actual writing unless forced to. Once in a while, I’ll share a paper topic with a friend or colleague in conversation. I might even discuss my writing process or how to teach/tutor writing, […]

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Let’s Give Them Something to Talk/Write About

Every time I thought about this prompt, the song “Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About” kept running through my head. I don’t like this song very much, so this got to be a little annoying. I’m only admitting this because each time I found myself substituting the lyrics: “Let’s Give Them Something to Write […]

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Rambling on to anyone who will listen: Talking about writing

“I’m not really sure how I’m going to write this post,” I said to my co-worker. “I mean, I don’t think I talk that much about writing.” Wait. Lie. My writing process is usually like this: Staring at the computer for a long time while intermittently getting up and doing unrelated tasks to make myself […]

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conversing about composing: a list

Ten Six Reasons Why I Talk About Writing #10: It’s an acceptable form of procrastination. #9: #8: #7: #6: Sorry—I was discussing this post with a friend. #5: Vocalizing my ideas offers me the chance to organize them in a different way. I have more freedom to meander through details while talking than I do […]

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