Writing 101 I write because…

These two favorite books about the history of Paris have developed a character of their own with the ages of page turning
These two favorite books about the history of Paris have developed a character of their own with the ages of page turning

I have signed up for the WordPress Writing 101 course. I did a poetry course a while ago and really enjoyed it so now I am hoping that this gives me the motivation to try some new things with my writing.

The question for the first prompt is “Why do I write?”

My fear is that, after reading my posts, many people ask “Why do you write?”

I write for many reasons, as a mental exercise, as a cheap excuse to relive old beloved memories, to revel in my love for France or because I can’t help but get carried away over words.

I love the strange, beguiling capacity for black shapes on a page to conjure up the most vivid mental images. The process by which our brain see these symbols and takes an effortless sideways step into the world of imagination, the mechanics of reading in perfect consort with own own vivid fantasy world. It is incomprehensible and wonderful.

So if in my writing I am making a reader create their own imagery or can catch their imagination then I have truly achieved why I write.

I suppose that this is a long winded way of saying I write, I hope, to give pleasure to others.

So here we go on a 4 week journey and I hope a few of you will stick with me as I stumble through the lexicon.
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24 Comments

  1. Hello Again πŸ™‚

    You certainly have a distinct style and a profundity of thinking.
    I have always had a great respect for France and especially Paris because of its cultural history.
    I also like your blog’s theme a lot. Very beautiful.

    I am sure, this course is going to be a lot of fun because of wonderful friends like you πŸ™‚

    Anand

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    1. Thank you so much for you kind words. I love France for its culture and history. I am so glad you like my blog theme. I have wondered for a while if I should change it. I will look forward to keeping in touch with you as the course progresses.

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  2. I popped over from the class of writing 101 to say: Hello from Ireland..! I like your sentence of ‘My fear is that, after reading my posts, many people ask β€œWhy do you write?’… Everyone of us can feel the same or at least be familiar with πŸ™‚ Enjoy your writing, Swav

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