Tuesday, February 12, 2013
The Best Thing About Writing
In real life, I'm inelegant. I cuss like a sailor. I'm jaded and cynical and quiet; I'm hard to get to know and I don't inspire much thought in others. I'm not too keen on children. I'm boring and earthy and opinionated.
But when I write...when I tell a story...
I get to wax poetic and philosophical. I get to bring out the big guns - the emotions and impactful words; the pretty moments. Sarcastic in real life, I get to be genuine on paper. I'm drawn to beautiful things. I crave artful, simple elegance. When I write, I get to say fluffy, silly lines that just don't get spoken aloud in this day and age. And best of all, I don't have to be me - I have the chance to become a narrator, a channel through which characters can communicate to the audience. I get to tuck myself neatly out of the way and let my imagination run wild.