Thursday, April 23, 2020

The 5 Things I Love About Writing

Writing, writing, so much writing ... and I LOVE it! 

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I don't think it's a secret that I love to write.  I'm not sure I always loved it. There was a time back in the day when, like many of us, I was shackled to a set style or when my writing came with judgement and grading attached.  But in Phase Three of Leanne where I had the freedom to explore, I learned that writing was part of the core of who I am and gives me opportunities I've never dreamed of.

My love for writing comes from the stories writing let's us tell.  Whether it be my own personal blog (Deep Fried Fruit), writing books for children (Cheer Chick Charlie), interviewing interesting people (GUFM and Cheer Kids Magazine), or simply sending out newsletters to keep people informed, the ability to tell a story whether fictional or factual, makes me happy.

Writing in the workplace in Phase Two of Leanne, although dry and unimaginative, was also incredibly fulfilling.  The ability to connect with people through carefully written emails, being able to create results through project management plans and the skill of churning out the first draft of a meeting report before people had even left the room.  During that phase, writing allowed me to take it up a notch and extend beyond who I was at face value.

Today my love of writing continues through the many projects I take on outside the workplace.  People wonder why I do so much around the edges.  That's why.  Because I love to write.  I want to write. I breathe to write.  It's who I am.

The 5 things I love about writing:

(1) Freedom: Being able to express myself creatively and freely at any time of the day or night.

(2) Exploration: The ability to explore the world through investigative reading and exploratory writing to find new ways to live our best life, for myself and for my readers.

(3) Connections: Being able to connect with like-minded people, find interesting characters and being able to share not only my own story, but the stories of others.

(4) Growth:  Growing as a writer, a person, a mother, a mentor and as an active member of the community through communication and awareness. With my books and magazines, the ability to help others to grow alongside me.

(5) Opportunity: Finding a world filled with endless potential and creativity because of the opportunities writing gives us which extends far beyond our physical sphere to a truly global audience.

I'm the first to confess I'm not the best writer and I've definitely had my fair share of writing fails. I'm sure there are a few of you looking critically at this post and pointing out how my writing can be improved.  But when it's all said and done, it doesn't matter.  I write because I can.  I write because I love it. I write because it completes me. I write because I am.

A writer.




What's your passion?

Do you have a creative outlet?

Do you like to write?

What would your "5 things I love ...." list be?


We are all writers. Every single one of us.  Whether as authors, bloggers, journalists or as a writer of lists, texts, emails.  We've all got the opportunity to express ourselves in the written word.  Sure our writing may not be perfect, but perfection is a fairy tale anyway. Don't let anyone kill your writing vibe.

Today is Thursday which means it's Lovin' Life day! What are you lovin' about life this week?

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20 comments :

  1. For me writing allows me to explore my thoughts and put them to rest. Otherwise I think I'd bore all my friends by wanting to discuss things all the time - not day to day things, but philosphical ideas. I think that would get on people's nerves!!

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    1. I know right! I think that's why I started blogging. To dump everything out of my brain and onto "paper"

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  2. I like to write for leisure. My blog is my creative writing and photography outlet atm.

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    1. Same same. I love the creativity and the non judgement of the bloggy space. Just write and if people read, then great. If they don't, then that's fine too.

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  3. Thank you for reigniting my passion for writing! This was such a motivational post for me.

    SSG xxx

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    1. You're welcome SSG :) It's always in there, we just have to allow ourselves the time to nurture it.

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  4. I loved reading this about writing. I know my handwriting made it hard for me to 'write well' for a long time....left handed, and messy so typing is my friend. I do write with different purposes and doing my degrees and working in education taught me how to write for purpose. Now I love to write here, on my blog, and to share connections with others. I do write from the heart but can, if necessary write formally and from the head. Great post, Leanne! Denyse x

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  5. It's writing for me too - as you know. The one thing I don't enjoy aboutwriting though is the marketing of it!

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    1. Yeah, the marketing is tough when it comes to our books. Oh that can be soul destroying. But then we have to remember our WHY and suddenly the need to market it doesn't seem as significant.

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  6. I love writing as a hobby - I'd never want to do it for a living because I think it'd suck the joy and spontaneity right out of it. I always admire those people who write to a timetable or who have whole novels inside their heads.

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    1. Yes, it can definitely suck the joy out of you, that's for sure. I've experienced that in my time.

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  7. I like to write for fun these days because it is a way for me to be creative in the world. I would never write for profit just for the joy of it.

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    1. Writing for profit can definitely take some of the joy out of it. That's for sure.

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