Why I write
The oh so lovely, intelligent creative and soulful Amy from Other Wise Living recently tagged me in her blog to answer the question – why do I write? This are a series of questions about writing that is doing the rounds in the blogosphere and it’s been great to read why others write and not something I’ve written about before so I thought I would jump on board and answer this great question. Thanks Amy xx
So here goes!
What am I working on?
At the moment I am working on a few things (as always!):
- I am working on converting our face to face bodylove programs to online programs for our beautiful clients at Carpe Diem Wellbeing.
- I am try to decide which book to write next. 🙂
- I am working as a research fellow at Melbourne University on a project with CEBRA – The Centre for Excellence in Biosecurity and Risk Analysis. (I know sounds serious doesn’t it!)
- I am cooking up a baby 🙂 Due in January 2015.
How does my writing differ from others in its genre?
I guess a lot of bloggers write about themselves and I don’t tend to do that as much. I know there is so much power in sharing your personal story but I like to keep somethings.. well personal. I’m interested in sharing educational material, thought provoking content and other people’s perspective.
Why do I write?
I really enjoy it. I always have. I enjoyed writing at school. I have written poems since I was a kid and still do. They are not about to win any prizes but I enjoy writing them and they help me express something that I am feeling.
It’s helps with clarity. Seriously how busy is your mind!? If it’s anything like mine it is going 1,000 miles an hour and writing helps me to make sense of what is going on inside my head. Especially, for me, old school, writing with pen on paper. I always take a cute note book on holidays and write in it. Sometimes I write heaps and other times not much but it always helps me come back clearer.
It’s a way of sharing. Writing is amazing. Someone else can pick up what you’ve written a read it – the next day, the next year, the next decade. Your writing is a souvenir of your ideas and thoughts that would otherwise be lost forever. It’s one of the reasons I love about having a published book. My book is sitting in the state library of Victoria and I love the thought that someone in 100 years could pick it up and read it! That is so cool. And it might resonate with them, helping them in some way.
How does my writing process work?
Some of the writing I do is inspired – you know I go do / see / experience something and get all pumped up and inspired and write.
Some of the writing I do is for ‘work’ – so I generally sit down at the computer with an aim of what topic I am writing about, work out the main points I want to get across and then elaborate on them from there. Some days it comes really easy, other days it’s a battle 🙂
Alright! So I’ve reached the part where I get to pass this blog-hopping-baton forward to another keen writer! So here it is:
I was recently introduced to a new inspiring friend – Lilian from http://www.realfoodhealthybody.com. She shares some awesome info over at her blog and is clearly so passionate about what she does. We’d love to hear why she is so driven to do what she does and why she writes 🙂