Hi bookish friends, how are you? I hope you had a wonderful week…I sure did, because, guess what, next week, my birthday is coming up! This makes me so, so happy, and certainly relieves a little bit of the stress I’ve been having lately. Celebrating with friends, and family soon with holidays coming up, is surely putting me in a better mood!
Today, I’m introducing you to a new bookish discussion, obviously it’s book-related, but not only…because it’s about, writing. With NaNoWriMo coming up next month, and with seeing everyone getting ready, or simply seeing people on my timeline talking about writing and editing and books… well, writing seemed like an interesting subject to bring up.
As readers, but as book-bloggers, too, we’re the closest we can be to publishers, to authors, to their books…basically, we’re close to the whole process of writing they put together. As readers, we get so quickly and easily immersed into imaginative worlds, that it’s sometimes even hard to get out. As readers, sometimes, it may have crossed your mind that, you too, could write a whole new world. That, for once, you could be on the other side of this bookish world.If you recognize yourself in this, then, maybe, you’re a writer. Whether you’re an aspiring writer, or thinking about writing, or just interested in the subject, then please, do keep reading.
“I have decided that maybe I want to write when I grow up. I just don’t know what I would write.”
― Stephen Chbosky, The Perks of Being a Wallflower
Speaking from experience, I can say that, as a reader, writing did cross my mind at multiple times, and it still does now, once in a while. Okay, I’ll admit it, I’m lying: every single day, I’m thinking about it. I used to write stories in my notebook, then on my blog. Last year, I started NaNoWriMo,but didn’t even write 10K. I’m living with stories in my mind, stories that can’t and won’t get out, for now. I’m living with lifeless characters inside of me, quotes from books I love and inspire me, there’s a whole different world inside of me. Inside every writer in this world, I think there’s this world, filled with stories that haven’t been told. Some readers hold them inside, too, but aren’t capable of getting them out. Okay, I’m making some assumptions, maybe. Are readers really more “destined” to become writers? If you’re asking me, then the answer is yes. Because we read, because we develop inside ourselves these whole different worlds, because we keep words in mind and think about book characters sometimes way too much for it to be socially acceptable. I think that, when you read, you’ll want to write, at some point in your life. Not for the sake of being called an author, not for the sake of having your name on a book cover. Just for the love of imagination, and to explore the power of our own.
““Writing is something you do alone. Its a profession for introverts who want to tell you a story but don’t want to make eye contact while doing it.””
― John Green
Writing, however, isn’t the easiest thing in the world. If you’ve ever looked into it online, then you surely saw all of the websites talking about writing, helping you shape your first novel, and stuff like that. Because, yes, there are methods. There’s a structure, a climax, there are some well-calibrated stuff that you probably already heard of if you wrote, or write something at the moment. There are characters to be thought of, deeply, and scenes to be written, then edited. There are so many things to do, when you’re thinking about writing. There’s a story to find. But that’s not the most tricky part. If you’re a writer inside, you’ll know the story you want to read. The one you need to get out of yourself. If you’re having something like that inside of you, then go, and write it. Because I’ll bet that someone, or everyone, really does want to read it.
Did you, or do you write? What do you write about? Do you think readers are more enclined at becoming writers? What do you think about websites that are helping to write, giving out advice?
Are you participating in this year’s NaNoWriMo? Why, or why not?