A Few Days’ Thoughts on Writing: Day One

To write or not to write.  That is the question.  Yeah, so I stole that from Shakespeare, sort of.   “To be or not to be; that is the question.”  That has to be one of the most repeated lines in history.  We hear it used all the time.  And we take liberty at changing the words, but using the rhythm.  So be it.

You may be wondering why I picked the topic of writing.  When I started my blog, my intention was for it to be geared towards the art of drawing and painting.  However, I thought about all of the many art forms I have tried to learn and do over the years, writing being one of them.  I believe it is one of the most powerful art forms.   Besides, I figure since my blog is called “Patsy’s Creative Corner”, it can cover anything to do with creativity, right?  Right!

My intention today is to encourage writers.  Before I decided to start a blog it had been a really long time since I had done much writing.  I had a few English instructors who told me to pursue it in high school which I planned on doing.  But in about tenth grade my dad talked me out of it.  He was afraid I would never be able to earn a living “just writing”, as he put it.  I didn’t like his advice at the time, but I had seen my dad be able to provide for his family his whole life.  He was never out of work a day in his life, so I trusted that he knew what was best for me.  Plus, I knew he wasn’t going to be able to afford for me to go to a university.  If I went to college at all, it would have to be at the local community college, and I would have to get financial help.  So in high school I decided to take secretarial courses for most of my elective classes.  But I also took a Creative Writing class in tenth grade which was great fun.  It was great to be able to take a class where I could express myself and my original thoughts.  I was a closet writer before that.

And…more to come tomorrow.

About whitefeatherfloating

When I began this blog I was simply going to share my writing. However, after being part of the blogging world for quite some time now, I decided to begin sharing my artwork. Patsy's Creative Corner will always have my artwork. Thanks for visiting! :)

Posted on August 12, 2013, in Writing and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 4 Comments.

  1. Patsy, writing is definitely an expression of art. Instead of a paintbrush, we use a keyboard (and sometimes a pen or pencil). Our canvas is the note pad, computer screen, or whatever is handy at the time (I’ve made notes on napkins many times). You never know when an idea will hit you. We may not frame our words, but if all goes well, they’ll be bound between two beautiful covers.
    Your dad was right, you can’t count on making a living on writing alone. Very few can, but most live by the adage: “Don’t quit your day job.”
    Happy blogging, my friend.


    • Thanks, Linda. Stop by again. This is a six part piece! Getting ideas and writing them wherever? That’s how I used to be when I didn’t have all the other hobbies I have going!
      I have noticed blogging takes a lot of time, but I am enjoying it.


  2. If you can tell stories, create characters, devise incidents, and have sincerity and passion, it doesn’t matter a damn how you write.
    – Somerset Maugham

    I love this quote and read it often so I will continue to write…. Love your blog.


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