Archive for January 28th, 2010

2010, January 28

Why write? … Why not?

Creative writing is something recent to me.

I have not always been an avid reader.
I recall literature classes with as much pain, as if I was still there, but something changed after high school.
I was free to read whatever.
I didn’t have an (occasionally) unexciting list mandatory to finish and most importantly I didn’t need to analyze what I read like my former teacher expected me to in order to get a high mark.

I started seeing the world through different eyes. As predictable as that may sound, I started to notice more of what was proceeding around me and instantaneously thought of scenarios that would’ve been much more entertaining than the real events sometimes scribbling them into my notebook. And then…
Story’s ideas would come occasionally fully formed by the time I woke up, contrasting times they take a bit to unravel.

I now write flash fiction.

I want to perfect myself, so I started out low (length vise), and aspire to work my way up while learning all I can about creative writing, expanding my vocabulary as I read more, taking every chance I get to improve.

Sadly, I found that most of the people around me aren’t very supportive of my writing. Contrary to my online friends, they think it’s a waste of time so the most common questions I get asked are:
Why do you write? Why choose English?

It may not be polite to answer a question with a question, but why not write?
Now to be polite, the second question’s answer includes the answer to the first question too which is:

I write in English even though it’s not my mother tongue because I enjoy it.
Because in spite of how tough it sometimes is to express myself as beautifully as I could in Hungarian, even though my words don’t always flow as lightly as I would want them to, I love writing.
Writing changed me in a way I never thought likely from something this strenuous yet not as complicated as I first expected.
I evolved, developed into a more positive, more confident person, a better critique, much more appreciative and passionate about writing and even life in general.

One of the best gifts in my life is the ability to write anything I set my mind to.

I know there will always be someone more talented than I am, someone who writes better, and I most likely won’t get a novel published. However, this is what brings me joy, even if I never end up on a best seller’s list.

As long as I’ll be passionate about it: I will certainly not stop writing!

2010, January 28

Save Our Planet

A link collection of my favorite environment protection tips, solutions, ideas, etc. websites. :)

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