Challenge – Most Influential “Writing Moment”
— April 17, 2014 by Opinionated Man
Do you have a moment that you consider the most influential on your writing? If so care to share? If you write a post and send me the link I will reblog.
photo taken off the pier in the neighborhood
MOST INFLUENTIAL WRITING MOMENT
I don’t particularly remember a moment of influence like a teacher saying ‘great job you could be a writer’ or anything like that. All I remember was that for me, writing didn’t come with furrowed brows and beads of sweat like it did for my counterparts.
In school, essay questions were my forte. Where others panicked on the lack of multiple choice questions, I saw it as an opportunity to hover, circle and land in the spot I needed to be to answer the question. I was biding time till the light-bulb flicked on. There was some appreciation for that from the teacher it showed her I could think. Of course, I didn’t think of it that way at the time.
As I came into young adulthood writing my thoughts down kept me out of jail. As I would read it back it became the ‘slap in the face’, ‘the wake up’ and ‘ the are you crazy’ I needed to just walk away and not do something stupid. Now that would be a most influential writing moment, right? That’s what I mean about writing around it till it comes! Unfortunately, I never kept any of those written words. Recently I have been writing poetry and have been finding that some of that stuff was just writing itself. Writing is fun as well as therapeutic and it’s cheaper than a therapist. And now that I am done with school, it feels like a luxury.