What do I like most about my writing?

And for one of the few times in my life, I sit here staring at the computer and am unable to put any intelligent thoughts on a page… (lucky I got these sentences out…)

Hmmm…

My writing…

What do I like about it…

If this were an iphone message thing, the three little dots would be blinking…

So obviously it’s not my ability to write under pressure of a question that I don’t know how to answer…

I like that I write like I speak. My voice on the page is as authentic as my voice in person. The greatest compliment I ever received from one of my real life friends is that they totally can imagine me saying the words that I put on the page.

It’s important to me that I am genuine: what you see it what you get. I tell you how I feel and why. I give you the adverbs and adjectives of my existence for better or for worse. Hopefully you feel my sorrow and my pain, my happiness and my bliss. Having a clear and hopefully unique voice is important to me.

Authentic Voice. That is what I like most about my writing.

Respectfully submitted by LA.

43 thoughts on “Bloganuary Day 8: What do you like most about your writing?

  1. I try to be authentic to my speaking voice with my blog, too. I think it comes out the way I would say it in a real conversation. I am known for having a unique way of speaking…

    My fiction is a bit different, as it probably should be. It depends on the genre and character. My very blunt character would not get the lyrical writing that my more thoughtful character would have. It wouldn’t make sense for him to.

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  2. Deb and I talked about this on her blog, where we addressed the conversational aspect of writing in blogs. You mentioned authenticity – that falls in line with conversational language, too.

    Very true, all of it. That’s why peeps like us like coming here, for the conversation. πŸ™‚

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  3. Well you just nailed this one! Authentic voice is perfect as a descriptive of your blog and of you. Now I will be quietly running with that concept the next time I create angst for myself and my writing.

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  4. I like how writing makes me think through my immediate impulses. If I’m writing something, I have to have clear justification and can’t just say “I like it” or “I don’t like it” without articulating those feelings. It’s not about being right or wrong, but just being aware of my own reasons.

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  5. You are as authentic as it gets; and we love that about you. β€œI give you the adverbs and adjectives of my existence for better or for worse.” That’s the best sentence of all time. You are amazingness. πŸ’–

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