Wednesday, June 29, 2011

Why I Write

I am anxious to see how people respond to the "Why I Write" Blogfest. It's just a day for sharing with other writers what inspires us to put thoughts into words and communicate and tell stories! And meet more writers =) Thanks, Kayeleen for giving the opportunity! And thanks, MPAX, for leading me to it.

This is why I write:
I am not your typical writer that pursued literature and english. I didn't love reading in school. I never even considered being a writer. Good start, huh? I gradually grew to love reading. Then I had many experiences that I thought would make a good story, so in my twenties I wrote one. Life moves on and my story got pushed to the side but never forgotten.

Now that my kids don't need my constant supervision, I have come back to wanting to write. I write mainly to entertain. I love to surprise readers with twists, which is hard to do these days. It seems everything has been done! I love to bring a smile or even a laugh and sometimes a lesson or inspiration. Writing has become my biggest challenge, or maybe getting published has. There is much more to it than I expected, but I am willing to do what it takes to get it done. But just knowing other writers and readers have enjoyed my scribblings has already made my efforts worth it!

Thanks again for all your support!

26 comments:

cherie said...

Hi Tara! I too did not pursue English and Literature in college (I was a Science geek; pursued Biology instead). I think there are different kinds of writers, but the one common thing we all have is the passion to write. I always wonder whether it's innate or some influence triggered a person to get acquainted with writing. Everyone has their own unique story. Thanks for sharing yours! :)

Nina Powers said...

Thanks for sharing Tara. I wish you luck in all of your endeavors.
Nina

Kayeleen Hamblin said...

I started out my college education in English, but hated it. I switched to Psychology. Funny that I ended up writing.

I love that writing is a challenge. You never know where it's going to take you. Or how hard you are going to have to work at it.

Thanks for joining in today!

Small Town Shelly Brown said...

I hear you, I hear you, I hear you!
That post was very real to me.

Poetry huh? Have you seen my blogfest? http://writingwithshelly.blogspot.com/p/poetry-schmoetry-blogfest_15.html

C R Ward said...

Thanks for sharing Tara, I love finding out why others write. :-)

I didn't pursue literature or english in school either. In fact, I went to business college! Funny how things work out, isn't it?

Linny said...

Same here, never pursued literature or english. I admit that I was a bookworm thoughout my life. In the final year of highschool, I did pick up a history class and that's where I first got more confidence with my writing. But career wise, it's been technical writing all the way.

Bryce Daniels said...

Hi Tara:

Thanks for sharing!
For me, writing has always been a passion. I started with poetry, dabbled with journalism, and ended up being another frustrated writer trying to complete a sellable novel.
Worth it? You bet, wouldn't have it any other way.

FirstTimeMom said...

whether you started out wanting to write or not, you have a good reason to! The fact that you love to read comes honestly for sure. Your dad is ALWAYS reading in his office :) I wish I could read like he does. I just don't have the patience for it. I enjoy your writings though and enjoy your blog :)

Anonymous said...

It's wonderful to have a passion for something. You work all the harder on it and eventually come up with some really great writings. Keep it up.

M Pax said...

I enjoyed reading this, Tara. Thanks for the shoutout.

There is much more to it than expected, hiuh?

Beverly Diehl said...

Tara - good for you for being willing to stretch your wings, and learning to love reading at an advanced (lol) age.

Nice to e-meet your through the blogfest.

Writing in Flow

Summer Ross said...

to entertain is a wonderful reason!

Sylvia Ney said...

Writing is addictive. Even when set aside, we always seems to find our way back. I'm glad I had the chance to stop by your blog again today. Happy writing!

Heather M. Gardner said...

Good post!

Kids don't need supervision anymore huh? Just a chauffeur and a cook and homework helper and laundress and.... and...and...

Thanks for sharing your story with us.
HMG

MISH said...

I think that you do a fabulous job of entertaining readers through your writings ! You ALWAYS put a smile on my dial !
By the way , I discovered this blogfest through your blog and posted my entry ! Thank you for leading me there !

Christine Tyler said...

Stories that demanded to be told are my favorite!

Sharon - Grandma is a Writer said...

I love your reason. I was an English major in college and an avid reader but never considered myself a writer. Guess I just had to have the right reason - like you!

Deb said...

One of the authors at YA in Bloom shocked me by saying she'd never been an extracurricular reader; it was only reading Bridget Jones in her early 20s that made her reconsider. So, in a relatively short time she became first a reader, then a writer, then a published writer!

Hers was the first time I'd heard of such a thing. Now that's two cases in one week! :)

Glad you came to it in the . . . middle? "End" doesn't seem right here!

jan said...

Writing is like an itch that eventually demands to be scratched. I was itching to write for the entire thirty years I was a practicing family physician. Oh, what a relief it is!

Alana said...

You just never know what life has in store. Finding a way to surprise a reader with twists and turns is a fantastic reason - it keeps things fresh and the reader engaged and guessing!

I for one am very glad to see that you have decided to write. :)

Tara Tyler said...

i knew this would be a good blogfest!
the response was awesome! i loved getting into all the writing minds and making new friends!

thanks for all the comments!

Liesl said...

I didn't do the English or literature thing in college either, and I think in some ways this is a good thing. Of course we need to know the rules of grammar and we need to know the elements of effective story telling, but being overly analytical or worrying about the rules can be stifling. Sometimes the best writing comes from the subconscious. We can feel a good story.

Julie said...

Oh, I'm sorry I missed this blogfest, sounds like a great one. I enjoyed reading your post, I can relate as I didn't pursue literature or English either, and came to writing late in life. Great post!

Christa said...

Nicely done. I'm glad you didn't give up your story.

Ellie Garratt said...

I can't believe I missed this blogfest! You sound similar to myself, I didn't think about writing until much later in life. I know most writers say they always knew that they wanted to write, but I guess we're proving the exception.

Ellie Garratt

Rhonda @Laugh Quotes said...

I am glad there are writers like you. I read to be entertained. :)