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Thought of the day – Writing is SO easy.

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My first reaction when I hear someone say writing is easy is to laugh. My second reaction is this:350px-Lilyu_-_what.svg

There really is no need to say more then that but I will since everyone is entitled to their own opinion. 

If writing was so easy then everyone would do it. You would sit in front of a computer or in front of a notebook and just let all of the little thoughts in your head flow into a master piece. Now, don’t get me wrong, there are people who can actually do this and I tip my hat off to them. I don’t know this to be true but I can imagine this type of style to be best used by the likes of J.K. Rowling or Stephen King.

Now, I don’t know if it’s true or not but I am sure that they were new writers at some point in their lives. They might have struggled to come up with character names, plots, chapter titles etc. I don’t know for certain but what I do know is writing takes a lot of work. 

Half of that work is all about your thoughts. You will think about your characters, what they are doing or not doing and how they will impact the story. The other half of this is visualization. To be able to see what you are thinking is an amazing feeling. If you’ve never experienced it, give it a try. Think of an apple and then see it in your mind. Maybe that apple has a worm in it, who knows. I know. I know. Too easy. Ha!

Visualization, to me, is my own personally movie that only I can see. The only problem is when you want to take what you see in your head and put that into words. Words can always turn into a picture but sometimes not the other way around. Readers some times cannot see what you want them to and you know what, in some cases, that’s okay. Maybe you write a character who in your head has fair skin and black hair. A reader will pick up your book and see someone with dark skin and brown hair, especially if you do not provide specifics.  Always visualize when you can just be careful when you do it. Don’t do it while driving, I mean, c’mon now, really?

Writing takes practice, love and enjoyment. It is as far from easy as can be. If you think I’m making that up, give it a shot. You never know what you’ll come up with. 

I’m Estelle. These are my thoughts and I’m sticking to them. 

 

 

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