Saturday, September 1, 2012

Writing



In three words, I can sum up everything I've learned about writing:  inspiration-aggravation-manipulation.
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I wrote this for Trifextra Week 31 Writing Challenge.

Your comments are appreciated.

45 comments:

  1. And frustration. And creation. And lots of stuff thrown in the circular file! And oh, so fun. I like the word manipulation used here.

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    1. Yeah, I was thinking there are lots of words to describe the process, so I was hoping these three, at least, synthesized the major elements.

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    2. And thank you for your comments Gina!! :)

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  2. Think we need more than 3 words to describe writing LOL! Right now I am frustrated. I have lots of prompts I would like to do, but I am staring at the screen and thinking, what do I write? My mind is blank. And it is wondering. I can't stay focused right now. Good job!

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    1. Haha. I hope I didn't jinx you!!! Thanks.

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    2. I stared at the screen too long and missed the other prompts. There might be one that hasn't expired, but I am wordless right now LOL! Think I will just wait until the new ones for next week. Looking for that inspiration you mentioned. :-)

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  3. I like your choices of words--they are like stages of writing. Get inspired, write something. Get aggravated at what you wrote. So then manipulate it to your liking. Nice!

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    1. Thanks Sandra. You put it perfectly. The "stages" of writing. If I had more words available, tension and insecurity come to mind.

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  4. :) quit peeking in my writing space. :)

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    1. I didn't look, I swear!! ;) Thanks for stopping by.

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  5. I'd happily go through the second and third if I can only have the first one now.

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    1. Ha! The nemesis of writers. My problem is I get plenty of inspiration only to have it fizzle during the execution stage. Sort of like a hot date gone wrong :/ Thanks for your comments.

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  6. Inspiraton is the easiest part, why does it have to be first ! ;)
    In the end, you love every word. Well if you get to the end ;)
    Great job!

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    1. Thanks BT. The worst is when you fall in love with a bad idea, and can't let it go!

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  7. Hot date gone wrong...so true. Good job, once again.

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    1. Thanks Jenna. I always look forward to your comments.

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    1. Thank you. I was channeling a sermon, I think! :)

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  9. Perfect words - I feel all three of these during the writing process.

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  10. i believe we've all been through these stages of writing! i especially get aggravated when inspiration trickles away when i'm in the middle of something! ugh

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    1. Yes, it s frustrating! But I know you always wind up writing a great piece. Thanks Renada.

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    1. Thanks Marie. I think you nailed yours.

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  12. We were on the same wavelength I see. My list would go on, too. Great thought!

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  13. Hehehehe. And, still we write anyway!

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    1. Yea, the fortune is part of the fun...right? Thanks Janna.

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    2. Auto-correct error: fortune=torture! Haha! Fortune actually works!

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  14. That manipulation part can be the most difficult, but it's key. Edit, edit and then edit again, right? Thanks for playing along!

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    1. Yes, the manipulation is the real hard "work" part, but maybe the most rewarding?

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  15. I like it, its so true. Is that in order? :)

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  16. Thank you LW2. The sequence is only in what I perceived was the easiest way to get through three difficult steps. If you are into even more pain, any order would work! ;)

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  17. Yep so true :D I usually get distracted by minecraft and flying turkeys too :D

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    1. Yeah, distractions are a killer! Thanks Amy.

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  18. Happy BIRTHDAY. There are some things in life too wonderful to keep to yourself, and your sixtieth birthday is one of them. You are absolutely NOT old. I come from a line of people (as does my husband) prone to living into their 90s. We each have a grandparent who made it to nearly 100. (My grandfather may get there yet; his grandmother achieved 97 before the end, which is not too shabby at all.) My mother-in-law, at 73 is in better physical health than most of her children, and we are only just now starting to think of her as not-as-young-as-she-used-to-be, but nobody has yet applied the word 'old' to her. If pressed, her children would admit she was past middle age. You're not. So go out there and ROCK 60, yes? It needs rocking.

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    1. And I have no idea why my response tacked itself here instead of to your birthday piece. I really do try to comment on your blog a lot more often than I actually do. Blogger just plain hates me. Sigh. Anyway, I loved this one too. If it's letting me comment once, surely, I get followups!!!

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