Friday, July 12, 2013

How I Write What I Write.

This weekend's Trifextra challenge is to describe how I write in only three little words.  This is no easy feat because this process, for most of us, I presume, is a complex exercise.  But, after careful reflection and consideration, I have come up with the following three words that pretty much sums up what I do whenever I write creatively:


BLEED  IN  SOLITUDE


Good luck to everyone.  Have a wicked weekend!  :)

46 comments:

  1. Nice! Solitude is important...it's so hard to get into writing the emotion of a story when others are vying for our attention as well. (Late-night writing solves that problem, but has the nasty side effect of lack of sleep!)

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    1. Need peace in order to "get into the zone" which, I know, other writers can relate to. Once there, the emotions of a piece can come forth onto the page.

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  2. this was very hard, especially when you're asking CREATIVE people..but as usual, my friend, you BROUGHT IT.

    I feel like I bleed out when I write too, that if I ever knew what "letting" felt like, it's when the words are flowing.

    NICE JOB!! TGIF!

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    1. Thanks for the great comment, Kir! As always, you BROUGHT IT, TOO!!! :)

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  3. I do hope you have a good supply of band-aids!

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    1. Haven't found the ones that go on the inside, yet.

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  4. Solitude I hope only in the sense of writing. That is why i enjoy these challenges so much, we get the opportunity to commiserate with our own kind.

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    1. Some people can write in the middle of public spaces, with all sorts of hullabaloo going on but, not me. I need the quiet of a spot, free of distractions, in order to get my mind to where it needs to go. Thanks for dropping by. :)

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  5. Wow! It sounds painful!

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    1. Not painful, usually but, when you write from the heart, sometimes, you need to go places you would rather not. That comes with the territory when you do what we do with our words.

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  6. Hell yeah! Peace and quiet is the only way... oh, and sleep, that helps too.

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  7. you make writing sound so painful! And sometimes I guess it is.

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    1. When you are putting your emotions and your heart on a page for others to see then..........:) Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. Intense! I think for me, writing is more cerebral than emotional - not that there isn't emotion there, but that's not what fuels me. Thanks for giving me something to think about.

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  9. I think the trick to this weekend's challenge is to try to compress the entire process into just three words. Needless to say, the mind and the brain and the heart are all ingredients in the meal. For me, I like being alone inside my head. But, being a quiet guy, writing provides me the vehicle I need to emote in public in a way that best allows for the true expression of my thoughts. Couldn't think of a good way to get that into three words. This is a tough challenge this week and it will really show who among us know how to make the most concise use of language.
    Best shot given. :)

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  10. Yep, bleed out our finger tips.

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  11. Yes, we do. Thanks, as always, for stopping by. :)

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    1. With more skill and experience, I expect to be neater and cleaner.

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  13. Terrific choice of words!

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    1. Thank you, Deana. Looks like Lance and I went down the same road in this challenge. That puts me in good company! :)

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  14. Well that's grim. I certainly hope it's a good kind of bleeding.

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    1. Not grim at all, my friend. Need piece and quiet to write properly from the heart, that's all!

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  15. Very true.

    I hope you enjoy it.

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    1. Like everyone, I thoroughly and completely enjoy the process of writing. Sometimes the end product turns out better than other times but, it always is important to be creative. It isn't always easy to do what we do and, at times, it is frustrating and filled with anguish. But, just like baseball, when there is the sound and feel of a ball struck perfectly off of a bat, a story well-told..........well, there is nothing sweeter. :)

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  16. the solitude part's the hardest, I'll bet

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    1. Absolutely correct! There is no such thing in my house as "Daddy's Writing Time", where everyone has to be perfectly silent for a couple of hours while I get my mojo on. No, I am a thief. I steal snatches of time whenever I can find them. During the school year, I do most of my writing at school, when the kids are out for recess or else, after school, before I leave for the day. It is tough to write at home with two small children bouncing around. And, truth be told, I am not so much of a writer that I would choose writing over time with my children. The kids always come first.

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    1. Thank you for your comment. I appreciate it a lot. :)

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  18. Wonderful! And when the blood spills out over the boundary of solitude, it becomes a story!

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    1. So true! We all write lots of things for lots of reasons but, when you are writing something that you put your heart and soul into, I feel that you always leave a little bit of yourself on the pages, along with your words. If you care about the work then, how can you not?

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  19. Solitude and bleed. Excellent descriptions. I can never write with someone around. Never works. So I'm up to the wee morning hours banging out my submissions.

    http://debbiesdays.wordpress.com

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    1. THank you for your kind words. I appreciate them a lot. I am stealing a bit of time to reply to comments while my wife and oldest daughter are at a bbq. My youngest daughter is ill with a fever and is sleeping so, what to do, write, I suppose! We steal time whenever it presents itself, don't we? :)

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  20. Fantastic Tom! I can definitely relate to your three words. Just wish I had more solitude! :)

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    1. I was at an art studio yesterday that is in the top half of a country barn. Rustic, peaceful, inspiring.....everything one could want in a retreat. For now, I am typing on the computer in our kitchen while my youngest daughter naps with a fever. Maybe, one day, I will have my own writer's space but, for now, the kitchen computer will have to make do.

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  21. I hope it's not that painful. For me, finding the solitude is the most difficult part.

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    1. It is not usually painful but, when you are pouring your heart onto a page, you have to be ready for anything. Sometimes, the process can hurt or anger or frustrate or frighten but, for the most part, it is satisfying.....as long as I can find a little peace and quiet to collect my thoughts. :) Thanks for stopping by with your comment. I appreciate it.

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  22. Ha ha, this is probably more to the point of why I get little-to-no writing (aside from desperate social media commenting). I could really use more alone time.

    Great take on the challenge!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, Bjorn. My blog improves with your presence on it. :)

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