Writing comes in many forms be it poetry, journalism, fiction or textbooks, to name just a few. As a writer of both fiction and blogs, I think of writing as my perfect sanctuary. I’m not a confident person, not assertive or outgoing, but through writing my voice is loud and I have a lot that I want to say.
When writing I don’t feel there are any barriers or dangers of regret. Whatever I speak aloud cannot be taken back once the words have left my lips. When I write I am able to go back and think over the things I am expressing. Have I been too forceful? Have I phrased this in the best way I can? The beauty of writing is there are second chances, a better prospect of getting things right the first time. Writing is a haven for those like me who struggle to express their feelings. Alone with your thoughts, writing allows your every dream and desire to escape and become manifest on the page or screen you are writing on.
Truth be told, text messaging, emails, social networks and instant messaging don’t necessarily alleviate the issue of saying things we regret, such is our haste in expressing our opinions, but writing in its truest form can do so much for an individual.
When I’m not writing I’m just an average guy. I’m neither popular nor ridiculed. I have a handful of close friends but if people looked at me on the surface they wouldn’t be in awe. My proudest achievements are my wife, Donna, and our six cats and it doesn’t get better than that for me.
However, when I write I become a different person. I am the god of my own world. I control thousands of characters, shape their destinies. I have the power to take readers away from this world and to escape into a different place. This is one of the reasons I could never give up writing.
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