Any writers out there?

Discussion in 'Hobbies' started by kareninthesun, Aug 6, 2011.

  1. kareninthesun

    kareninthesun Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 1, 2011
    What field, or what do you like to write about? For fun, profit, to historically document, or fingers crossing hope to publish. Maybe just to share interests and encourage? Or you stuck with the almighty red pen and wonder if anyone writes beyond shorthand text. Are you a student of heart only, and leary/nervous of sharing?

    Not promoting anything here, just curious as to why and what motivates.

    Mine started above my shoulders before I was old enough to go to school. Vividly recall Sunday afternoons curled up on my Daddy's lap while he read the Funnies. I didn't like the way some of them were progressing, so I verbally extended or completely changed 'em.

    It's true, everybody has a story to tell...

    My fav this morning starts where it ends: an email from a writer friend whom is driving down for a meeting (pray) of interpreting his books into a movie. Maybe two. A brainiac, he was groomed to set the world on fire regarding all things financial. He narrowed the field to work in the stock market, and was pretty good at advising. BUT his grandfather, a pastor in a small town extracted a promise from him (my friend) to spend one year in the service of others, for pay. His grandfather passed away. My bud exchanged his cars like I change shoes, bought a bigger house, his business grew. But the promise kept prodding. Never one to go half-way, he chose to sell off everything, bought a tiny weathered house in the town where his grandfather lived, had the little of what he wanted to keep shipped there, and left: for Peru.

    From this came his stories, filled with hope and laughter and God interacting with young people getting along with older people getting along with and changing lives of those in villages. Refreshing and real, I remember taking a lunch break at work in my car, it was raining hard, and I was laughing so hard I was crying. Someone parked next to me and thought I was in serious trouble. Later at home, I sent out my first fan letter to a writer. And he responded!

    He still writes. Lives in that little house. His parents, once over the shock of what he did settled down understand his commitment is based on a promise and covered by God. He never expected any of this. Kinda cool, when we choose to walk that path, it never is what we expected. But it leads us to where we need to go.
  2. Forrest_Flock

    Forrest_Flock Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 15, 2011
    Atlanta, GA
    I sometimes write
    when I have something interesting to say
    most of the time I cannot think of anything
    in particular,

    I have written one or two short stories before
  3. Tikkajazz94

    Tikkajazz94 Chillin' With My Peeps

    I've been wanting to write a book. But I've been working on my blog lately
  4. chickendiva25

    chickendiva25 I'm a Spy. :3

    I've been writing some short stories lately, and a long stories of sorts.
  5. theoldchick

    theoldchick The Chicken Whisperer Premium Member

    May 11, 2010
    I write to make people laugh. Make a person take pause and remember how to smile.
  6. anderson8505

    anderson8505 Peace, Love & Happy Chickens

    My husband makes 1/2 of his living through writing copy for websites, writing and editing books for a client who is a business consultant, rewriting college application essays, editing HS & College papers, writing Press Releases, etc. He went out on the Internet and found his customers first, then put up a website, CL offers, etc. Now he has a few writers working under him to help him turn out work.

    I only write papers for college when I can afford to take a class towards my Masters degree in Humanities. Otherwise it's notes home to parents about their child. [​IMG] I teach.
  7. Dutchgirl

    Dutchgirl Not Dutch!

    Apr 1, 2008
    Writing is my passion of sorts. It would probably be so even more if I could finish even one of my tiny beginnings. [​IMG]
  8. chickmchickie

    chickmchickie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Jul 6, 2011
    Ely Mn
    I have 2 books at the publisher, a cook book and one about soap making.. and one Vampire novel that is getting proofed..
  9. mama dixie

    mama dixie Chillin' With My Peeps

    Aug 11, 2011
    I write alot which is funny enough on its own when you take into account my spelling disabilitys medical memeory problums and ADD. I am driven to write though and thank goodness for spell check and a husbend and many friends who help me proof my stuff. I write poetry mostly and some short storries but I have never been published other than in high school though a TAG program. how true it is that talent without disapline is nothing. I write in the middle of the night or sitting alone in our field mostly to deal with stuff going on inside. seems the older I get though the less time I take to do this, you have inspired me thank you...
  10. eenie114

    eenie114 Completly Hopeless

    I've written numerous short stories and one almost-30,000 word novel so far. [​IMG] Currently working on another novel while I let the last one sit before revising.

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