Do You Enjoy Writing?

“What are the greatest pleasures of writing fiction?” is the question the interviewer posed to Jennifer Egan and Carmen Maria Machado.  This short video, less than three minutes, is very revealing about writer’s process.

Whether fiction or nonfiction, do you find pleasure in writing?

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These two authors declare that they are on opposite ends of the spectrum as to how they approach their writing.

Are either of their approaches true for you?  While Jennifer seeks “escape” through writing, Carmen enjoys “organizing her mind into a narrative form.”  What about you?    Or is there something else entirely that guides your writing process?

For me the pleasure in writing comes when I engage “the flow.”  Then I feel both compelled and supported.  That is when I notice that things in my world become synchronistic.  There is a sense of no separation between me, the world, the words on the page.  It is both my process of self-discovery and a broader curiosity that propel my writing.  The real gift for me comes in being able to share what I’ve learned with others, inspiring them and inviting them to embark upon their own inward journey of self-awareness and integration through writing.

WRITING PROMPTS:
What brings you the greatest pleasure in writing ?  What is your “golden door,” your favored entry into writing?  If you aren’t sure, consider things you’ve already written and recall how you began and what lead you onward.

2 thoughts on “Do You Enjoy Writing?

  1. … hope to get back into creative writing soon! These days I mostly write press releases and emails to generate interest in art & events at SAM … I would love to write some fiction … love your blog, Christine; must make some time to engage with the prompts!

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    *​Thank You and ​Warmest Regards,Cynthia Henderson*

    On Mon, Dec 4, 2017 at 7:54 AM, Wake Up Princess wrote:

    > wakeupprincess posted: “”What are the greatest pleasures of writing > fiction?” is the question the interviewer posed to Jennifer Egan and Carmen > Maria Machado. This short video, less than three minutes, is very > revealing about writer’s process. https://youtu.be/wz-J5U_ZHN4 Whet” >

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    • Hi Cynthia, Thank you for your welcome comment! I like hearing from my readers. I understand about your being called to other types of writing…we are fortunate in this community, to have you share your gifts in this way at this time. I hope that you do get back into creative writing soon…writing tidbits helps at times. Take good care. Christine

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