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Why The Magic Of Writing Will Never Die

Writing can make both the reader and the writer experience something. The particular words could evoke completely different things for each individual person, or they could create a simultaneous emotional reaction of both people on different sides of the planet.

Whether laughing or crying, reminiscing or looking to the future, words can make our brains do marvellous things.

Look what I can make you do with your inside voice (and by inside voice, I mean read this in your head):

YOU’RE SHOUTING THIS IN YOUR HEAD BECAUSE I’VE WRITTEN IT IN CAPITALS.

This is a whisper. It sounds a lot softer in your mind.

Imagine, at each comma, a short sharp breath, is being taken, as you, read this sentence, bit, by, bit.

Now read this next bit in your best posh woman’s voice: “Earl Grey, a drop of milk and no sugar, thank you.”

Now read this next line in your funniest Californian (or Lumpy Space Princess) voice: “Oh my God are you serious?! You’ve ruined my life!”

Or… You can make this… As dramatic… Or seductive sounding… As you desire… Because of the… powerful ellipsis….

Pretty magical right?
why writing is important, writing tips, writing inspiration, this stuff is golden,
Words can make you think differently and think in different voices. Words can make you feel differently and see differently.
I dare you not to feel things for this poem:
I’m not dead
Nor am I alive
I’m just trying
My best to survive.
– Unknown
Words have the power to persuade, inform, entertain, shock, upset, inspire, motivate, seduce, and a whole ton more. Which is why your words matter, why you should be writing them and why you should be sharing them (if you’re super brave). Write all that good stuff whirling around your brain. I want to read it. Seriously, I do*. I would bloody love it if this scramble of words in the form of a blog post made you write your own words; that would be the best.
If you want a further kick up the bum about getting your writing freak on read this.

Words and language are magical. Spread the glittery wonderfulness. Create a kooky character, make us feel how you are feeling, kick us up the bum. Show me what ya got.*

*= Really, I really want to read whatever you are thinking of writing, or what you’ve written because of this blog post. Let’s be chums and write stuff together.

17 Comments

  1. brettfish

    hey Lauren,

    This was a particularly inspired post – well done. I LOVE the ellipsis, or three dots as i call it when i’m trying to not be pretentious, or does that make me pretentious? Hm. And really loved these two lines:

    YOU’RE SHOUTING THIS IN YOUR HEAD BECAUSE I’VE WRITTEN IT IN CAPITALS.
    This is a whisper. It sounds a lot softer in your mind.

    So great – you have a gift
    Keep on
    love brett fish

  2. Haylee

    Great post, might have to share some snippets with the kids at school tomorrow. And LOVE Lumpy Space Princess… Although I decided yesterday that I love Bemo more!

  3. Moi

    As for the look of the blog, I like it, less is more and all that.

    As for the post. I like it, it was humorous for sure, although the poetry.. I very like like or get poetry.

    1. laugraeva

      Thank you. Perhaps I shall just do colour scheme or keep it simple at least. I like it looking clean.
      And thanks for the comments!
      Your ‘Who is her?’ page is incredibly romantic. Reminded me of the film ‘Her’

      1. Moi

        Thanks. By all means look at the colour, perhaps a white background, it would go with the dark header image (I do like that header Image).

        Yeah I wrote that post today, but I know that I have mentioned ”her” in some posts in the past (and at least 1 scheduled one) and I sometimes feel the need to explain in the post (which of course drags all that writing out) so I thought a post explaining would be better. Thanks for the comment in it, I feel it was the right choice now.

  4. Deeksha

    I just love the way you write..!! I do agree with you that’s writing is truly a magical experience..!! I’m a blogger who blogs about writings too.. Do have look if you can spare the time..!! Great blog.. Loved it 🙂

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