We Have Come a Long Way

Writing is much easier today than it was when words were written in stone by Mesopotamians on cuneiform tablets, but in a way, it has not changed all that much.  In order to write anything, you need to have thoughts in your head, whether someone tells you what to write, or this comes from your muse, or you get these thoughts from Google.  If you look out at the vastness of our Universe, with all the planets, stars, galaxies, and everything else that is out there, it makes you wonder how all of this could have been created from nothing.  I don’t want to delve into the whole matter and antimatter thing, quantum mechanics, or general relativity, or how the Big Bang was able to create existence from nothing at all.  Particle-antiparticle pairs can be created from nothing, that is from no particles to two particles, but energy must be provided, so these particles can be viewed as having been created from the energy.  Writing is no different as it requires you to expend energy and if you put enough effort into your writing, you may be able to create a story.

There is no diabolical nefarious power that an individual can tap into to make them a better writer, it takes time, patients and practice.  You have to place your pen on the paper or your fingers on the keyboard and hope that Microsoft is not going to require you to reboot your computer while they install another update to Windows 10, as that would certainly be distracting and throw off your train of thought.  Find a well-lit and quiet place and just start writing, as there really is no secret to doing this.  Review what you have written and revise what you wrote, if necessary, as this is a process and there are no shortcuts, you just need to be willing to do the work.  If you love what you are doing, you will continue writing and you will become a writer.  You never know where the inspiration will come from, and if you have a stroke of genius and you are articulate enough to capture it, then you will be on the top of the world, as there is no better feeling than knowing that you have written something that you are proud of.

Written for Blogging Insights by Dr. Tanya where today she asks us to analyze the following phrase, “Here is the secret to writing.  There is no secret.”

8 thoughts on “We Have Come a Long Way

    1. Writing to me is about enjoyment, but I am not on any schedule to finish anything, which would take all the joy out of it. I am the editor of the neighborhood newsletter which comes out every month and that is more like work than enjoyment to me, but it is a voluntary position so I do it as a way of giving something back to the community that I live in.


  1. That was a great preamble to your comment
    I agree that it takes time patience and practice to be able to write well. However some people find it easier to write than others so natural talent must play some part no matter how small

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