What is Writing?

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Writing is an art. Like all forms of art, writing lets people express themselves. People can express their opinions, thoughts, and dreams. It is a release, the kind that expires and explodes after a long hard at work. It is what you do when there is nothing to do. It is like a companion that never goes away, but is there. Its very presence is even more important sometimes than the very act of it.

Ever since I was young, I always wanted to be a writer. I didn’t know if I was good at it. I didn’t know if I wanted to be a writer because people said I should. I wasn’t really good at drawing or painting, but wanted to be good at creating something, even if it’s with words.

Creating with words is such a beautiful thing. It can sometimes be as powerful as a tangible piece of art. Something that is created with words takes shape in the most powerful instrument of all: the mind. Anything that is created, shaped, and formed in the mind has got to be pretty influential. Anything that is then passed from mind to mind is mind blowing and breathtaking and just so amazing.

Writing allows us to share thoughts and opinions with others. Thanks to this blog, I can do just that. I can write without fear. I can write with courage on things that I like or feel passionate about. I can write to strengthen my own writing skills. I can write just for me. If other people read my words, then that’s just a bonus.

I’ve been feeling like I need to write a book. I’m 31. I thought I would have been published by now. But that’s not it. I want to write something and spread my message around to the world. But what can a left handed 31 year old multiracial/Hapa woman tell people? What valuable message can I share with the world? What kind of book can I write? Should I write fiction? Non-fiction? An autobiography or a memoir?

What is right for me at this stage? Or am I trying too hard?

These are the thoughts that are going through my mind.

What do you think? What should I write about? What do you like to write about? What message would you share with the world?

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Hi! I'm Helen and I am a 32 year old biracial millennial mom raising two multiracial children. I am a writer, English consultant, and social media manager. I am a self-proclaimed chocoholic.

6 thoughts on “What is Writing?

  1. I love writing too! As kids, my dad used to tell us stories (stories that he made up on the spot) and since then I’ve loved writing and stories.
    I once read that writing is story-telling for shy people – and it’s definitely true for me.

      1. At the moment I’m working on my blog, and writing down my dad’s stories (he’s had an interesting life). I’m also working on a YA novel. I’m all over the place.

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