Tuesday, April 24, 2012

I got the WRITE stuff...


HAWMC Writing Prompt #15:
What's your writing style? Do words just flow from your mind to your fingertips? Do you like handwriting first? Do you plan your posts? Title first or last? Where do you write best?

Despite the sometimes arduous process of creating a blog post, I adore writing.  Truth be told, I aspire to write a book someday. About what?  I played with the idea of penning an expository text about dealing with men and their douchebaggery  mannerisms.


On occasion, I receive comments complimenting my writing style. But what exactly is my style?  I consider myself a "Storyteller."  I design my writing to captivate and entertain an audience. I aim to share my experience complete with descriptions to excite the senses. 
With my writing I intend to tell a story with my words and transport the reader to that particular point in time. An extra added bonus to my style, my posts tend to take a comedic turn from time to time. I never force the funny, it just flows.


In my opinion, the following posts highlight my "storyteller" style (Click the links to read the posts):
When I create, I consider myself an artist. I use words to paint a picture. Words. Words. Words. I regard myself somewhat as a novice wordsmith. I prefer to use $5 words (expressive or creative words) rather than mundane, ordinary ones. Case in point, in the previous sentence I employed the word mundane rather than boring.


As a teacher, I encourage my students to utilize $5 words  and to retire blah, dreary words to the word cemetery.
So to answer the question, do the words just flow from my mind to my fingertips...yes and no. When my blogging mojo arrives on the scene, my words resemble that of a current surging through a light bulb.


However, I periodically experience writer's block. And when blocks occur I stop blogging until the blockage recedes. In the past I apologized for my many writer's block blog hiatuses. Now...no apologies. Rather than force a post,  I made the desicion to blog when I AM damn ready...THIS IS MY BLOG!


Next question, do you like handwriting first? It depends on my mood or the topic at hand.  Oftentimes I brainstorm a post or jot down ideas. If a notion strikes while driving, I record the thoughts with my phone.


Now, to acknowledge the remaining three question. Yes and no, to the query of do I plan posts. I typically write about current events in my life. Every now and then, a "hot button" topic that chaps my hide comes to the forefront of various media outlets and in turn, I write an emotional response, as in the case of the post...I'm about to piss some people off. 

So what came first, the title or the body of the post? This question reminds of the causality dilemma...which came first, the chicken or the egg. In my case, the title precedes the body of the post. On rare occasions, my posts inspires a title.  I strive to create a post titles that peak my reader's interest. One of my favortie post title...Thing I learned from a one-legged stripper.

And lastly, allow me to address where the blogging magic happens. Blogging location depends on my mood. Normally, I blog in my bedroom; however, when the weather permits I revel in sitting on the patio and letting my creative juices flow!

When the mood strikes, I blog any and everywhere...when time allows.

How about you? Tell me:
What's your writing style? Do words just flow from your mind to your fingertips? Do you like handwriting first? Do you plan your posts? Title first or last? Where do you write best?
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2 comments:

  1. For my blog, I'm a go with the flow. I write whatever comes to my mind, whatever I need to get off my chest and say. You are right...it is MY blog and for that reason, I do what I want.

    In my more serious writing, I handwrite it out...I'm so old school. I'm a vintage model! LOL

    Whatever you are doing on your blog...keep it up, it's working!

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  2. My writing usually follows along these lines:

    1st line: Sometimes, I write because I feel the need to say something.

    2nd line: Other times I write because I want to say something.

    3rd line: A lot of times I write because I’m inspired to say something.

    4th line: It can be a combination of the first three lines. ;@)

    As far as words go, I have a natural flow. God gave me that gift. When I write it comes naturally. But I do have my times when I don’t know what to write. So depending on the importance of it, I either come back to it another time, or I may just let it go. Lol, then I get these amazing times where I’m like “Ah yes.” I say that because, sometimes a great thought can come from something else I may be doing. Then it turns into something bigger and better. It just fits. And it’s me.
    The title may come last, it may come while I’m writing, or may be a part or the reason why I’m writing a certain thing. I don’t mind, as long as what’s underneath it can speak as well and/or better than the title.

    I usually write best when I’m by myself. I like to write on the computer (Microsoft Word, or in my Blog). It’s really nice. I used to write in my Ipod notes. Next to my addiction to adding game apps on it, I spent a good amount writing in my Notes. I don’t have that pleasure right now, so I use my computer more.
    For me, when I handwrite, it’s usually when I don’t want to get on the computer, or I need to put the thought(s) down NOW. Then there are times when I just want to write with just my hands and a pen/pencil. It’s sort of intimate lol.

    By the way, Congratulations on your weight loss. Lol and I like the banner for your blog, it’s pretty funny and original. Your blog title is cool, that’s what caught my eye first. Furthermore, I like this post, it’s different.

    Well be Blessed
    Christina ;@D

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