Friday, April 5, 2013

Attributes of Writers - E

Writers are a special breed. We have unique qualities that help us make music with our words. Those same qualities might also put us in the loony bin, but isn't it worth it?! So, pull up a chair, let's explore our "specialness" together through the A to Z Challenge. If we can understand our attributes as writers, we can be cured, right?                   Dawn (P.S. Thanks for stopping by. Writing is lonely and I need your company!)


Photo by Dawn M. Hamsher, 2013
Writers are...


Eager -
enthusiastic and impatient 


This is how I felt as I wrote my book's first draft. The words flowed faster than I could type. 
  
Share about a time when you were really "eager" to write something? 
  

22 comments:

  1. Just stopped in from A-Z to say hi! This is a fun post!

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    1. Melanie, Thanks! So glad you stopped by!

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  2. I am eager to eat chocolate cake! I am always eager if I get new art supplies!

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    1. Oh, I love art supplies! Especially colored pencils.

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  3. The most eager I can remember being of writing something was nearly 20 years ago. I was extremely ill and I tried to deal with it by writing a novel. I would go to sleep at 1am and then wake up at 5am with the next scene in my mind and my fingers itching for the pen.

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    1. Al, I love when the creative juices flow like that (although it does interfere with sleep).

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  4. I have been getting paid for my writing for about 35 years (but started way before that of course) and I reamain eager when I set down at my desk - computer. I have a friend who can barely get through a berry picking session without running into the house to write about berry picking, berry recipes, the glory of the afternoon or Somethign! You have caught the essential qualities of a writer but I would add curious.

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    1. I hope I always keep the passion for writing! Yes, curious would be a good one. I think one of my A to Z words is similar to that.

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  5. It seems I'm most eager to write at inconvenient times. LOL I've learned to carry paper with me.

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  6. I'm most eager to write when I have something else going on. My best ideas come to me when I am driving, washing dishes or taking a shower.

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    1. Elizabeth, Those are tough spots to write in!

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  7. Like most others ideas come to me when I have nothing to write on--Target, Starbucks, in the car, during a sermon. Then when I get home, I can't remember what I was so fired up about! Guess I will have to get a tiny notebook on a chain and wear it like a necklace!

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    1. Hmmm...sounds like that needs to be invented. Might weigh you down though.

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  8. Like Pam, my inspired ideas appear at inconvenient times, which is why I carry a journal and pen all the time. Sermons always give me great ideas.

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  9. Love the pic, Dawn! Made me smile.

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  10. I'm always eager to write when I'm running. Then when I'm done it's like the motivation has stopped as well. I'm working on it.

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    1. You NEED a voice recorder while you run! I'm serious!

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  11. Super picture! I loved Nanowrimo in 2010 and 2012. I did my homework, got everything settled in my mind and hammered out 50k in the month. It was excellent to have that accountability.

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    1. Elin, Thanks! That is great. I need accountability too.

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