Bloguarany 8 What do you like most about your writing?
I wasn’t quite sure how to interpret this question. What do I like about the things I write about? Or what do I like about my ability to write? So, I’ll answer from both perspectives.
Since I was a little girl, I’ve been “called” to write, so I wrote stories and kept a diary since I was nine. It was and still is my favorite way to communicate. I’ve had trouble speaking my thoughts and needs throughout my life, and it seemed like writing allowed me to get those thoughts out. I’m a big listmaker, and my parents used to find them in my bedroom and laughed and made fun of the things I wrote. When I wrote stories, rather than look at the content, they made fun of the words I used and corrected my spelling and grammar. I learned to hide my writing and not let anyone read my work. Even now, I have more than 2 dozen stories, beginnings of books, poetry, and articles that I’ve never let anyone read. They may never be published and read by anyone. For now, they are just a vehicle to get my thoughts out.
However, writing for my blog is helping to develop more confidence and expand on what I write for the public. I’ve kept my blog open-ended. This allows me to write about any topic that grabs my attention. As a list writer, I have a long list of topics I want to write about. I’m not writing these pieces for any specific audience, but writing them to get my thoughts out, and if anyone else enjoys it, that adds to my own appreciation.
I found the right platform to express my thoughts, and I have found interesting writing prompts, guides for writing different genres and styles, and grammar corrections. WordPress, NaNoWriMo, and Grammarly, writing prompts like TMI Tuesday and Bloguarany, and others that I have participated in have helped me improve my writing and gain more confidence about the things I do write. And, of course, I appreciate those who have read my work and commented on it.