Insightful Writing

In a recent post, I wrote about the difference between opinions and ideas. I’ve been thinking a lot about that since, and have decided that writing is a useful tool for turning opinions into ideas…and even INSIGHT.

Whether you’re an author or not, writing helps you get to know yourself (a very daunting task since we are so complicated). My college professor said:

“You don’t know any more than what you can write.” Continue reading

Bent Wrists Lesson 10: Flickering Insight

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Writing is hard!  It hurts your wrists and back from hours scribbling with a pen or hunched over a computer.  It hurts your brain coming up with intricate plots that won’t bore a reader to tears.  It hurts your heart when you have to hurt your baby—that character you adore that you have to stretch out on the gauntlet in order to force them to expose themself on the page.

So why do we write when it’s such a painful, grueling process?  There seems to be a lot of us out there that still write.  Are we masochists? Continue reading