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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.


  1. In real life you are cynical but never boring! You are opinionated about the things you care about. You are artful, poetic, intelligent, & passionate. Best of all you are hilarious!! You make me laugh & smile every day! If only there were more people in the world like you!!

  2. just summed up my thoughts EXACTLY. I think we're the same person.