|Hello, Izzy's Writing . This is a review of "Why Being A Writer Is Everything To Me" by invitation from "WdC SuperPower Reviewers Group" ! I have the following comments to offer.
Writing is important, it can start wars and end them. But why is writing important to me? The author explores the roots and reasons for her passion. Fundamentally she sees writing as a means of expression that helps her wrestle with the darkest issues that she faces and to release her burdens. Writing gives her scope to express her soul and to be creative and a way of saying things that our mouths cannot. People should not be afraid to write and of what might be said by the critics. Take the risk, write something today...
You take a risk, baring your soul like this, and writing down your passion for writing. What if I am in a bad mood or others who read this? What if I am inclined to take apart everything you say and with a pointy finger and red face shout out all the sins and failings that your self-expression has revealed? Have you assumed that your reader is as nice as yourself and just as inclined to accept the value of your creativity, passion, and the outpouring of your soul?
In fact, you seem to be saying that it does not matter if I am dressed like the Grand Inquisitor this morning angrily considering your words from exalted heights. You write for you and because the act of writing has value in itself. It brings healing and perspective and it releases the secret mysteries of your soul that would otherwise not be expressed.
But then why share this with me, why ask me to read what you have written? In a way, I am an easy audience as I share your passion for reading and for expression. Much of what you said resonated with me because I also am a writer. So are we the writers in a special club writing pieces like this to each other but not reaching the masses? No, far from it, being a writer has a wider impact. Most people today may think in terms of icons on touch screen interfaces, video calls, and commands to Alexa but the written word remains supreme and the writer is its priest. It sounds like an exalted title when it is written like that but I do believe that it is the writers and the programmers who shape the consciousness of the world right now. Everyone else might be watching Netflix and following the business plan but we are the people who write the scripts and give the reasons for the endeavor.
Putin writes down his thoughts on a greater Russia and the next year there is a war in Ukraine. Karl Marx writes the Communist Manifesto to unleash a century of wars and godless oppression. Izzy writes a poem or a short poem and the world smiles or nods empathetically sharing the insight or emotion that you capture there.
It is personal testimonies like this one that motivates others to write also and your focus turned outwards to suggest that in the last paragraphs. Overall, however, I felt the reasons you gave for writing were more for yourself than others, as with your title, even though I found them inspiring.
This forum is also useful in correcting style thereby improving the ways we express ourselves. There were some mechanical issues with this text.
Writing has embedded it’s [its] presence into my very soul and won’t let go.
Writing can be my anger when screams no long [longer] express it
Sometimes, I do not wish to share my writing with the word. - Sometimes, I do not wish to share my writing with the world.
Sometimes, my anger, pain and sorrow are so great that I must write it out but never share it with anyone. - Sometimes, my anger, pain, and sorrow are so great that I must write them out but never share them with anyone.
writing in of itself isn’t one or the other.
They will never understand us, the humans who create stories for our own comforts [comfort].
Thanks for sharing.
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