I’m thinking about voice. When the keys flow, why is it that certain words come together in a way that is unique enough to call our own? The same exact sentence written by two different authors could differ — without context, instead by the reader’s acknowledgement that there is something telling about the person that penned the phrase – this is voice, isn’t it?
It’s the ability to write “sorry” and convey nothing but, or chuckle on the page through a single word anchored in a hint that grows with each letter into a glare.
Pushed into a blank line, words have the ability to snowball on one end, and melt on the other.
This is why I write, when I have the time. Mere words have endless potential. Justify the readers’ time, and validate mine.
Categories: DPChallenge, Prompt, Rambling
Your comment was so generous and enormous that it left me humbled and speechless or rather wordless. I think that you hit the nail on the head, “We are all part of a community”. Rather than blurting out a reply that would not truly expressed my heartfelt wishes, I wanted to acknowledge your comment, while I found the right words to express my gratitude. Thank you again for being a part of my mind’s eye, offering your words so freely, not only in your post, but your comment as well. That is an amazing gift! You have a wonderful written voice, your style, and the way you are able to capture the essence of a thought or idea, then transferring that into a language that the reader can understand, appreciate and relate to. Marvelous! Thank you again!
Oh my goodness pepper, now you have me giddy :). Super cool of you, I’m really humbled by your support and words of high praise. I’m just a dude with a blog about writing and life – maybe one day I’ll have a few books out there to back it all up with (not that I write for that reason – I don’t, as you know by now!). to think you appreciate my writing as you have described is incredibly endearing and it really, truly, inspires me to keep at it. Thanks again 🙂 happy writing!
I wrote for quite some time before what “voice” IS finally, finally dawned on me. And I realized the best books I had read, the author’s voice was the enticement to delve deeper into their story. It brought the characters alive, made them people I wanted to know more about–the who and the what and the why. Voice is everything to a well-told story.
Reminds me of a phase I had of scribbling odd ditties about the joy of words – posted on an ancient website before the days of blogs – but still accessible:
“Several scribbles around a theme build up a picture.” I love that. 🙂 it is going to take me some time to digest, and get through, but I’m really enjoying your poems (as I always do)! Thanks for sharing!!! I’ve found a new source of inspiration!
I love the idea of endless possibilities.
“or chuckle on the page through a single word anchored in a hint that grows with each letter into a glare.” Just reading these words made me smile, thank you!
What a wonderful thought, right? That there is no limit, that we can take writing and do whatever we want with it – it really is an exciting proposition!
Thank you, Pepper, for your kind comment, and for quoting my words back to me – nothing beats that!
Your post, “Writerly Reflections (Why I Write)”, has been floating around in my mind for the past several days. That is kind of strange in a good way, yes? There is probably a reason for that, beyond the fact that your words seemed to resonate with me. I am to participate in a Blog Tour – The Writing Process on Monday, and I would love to mention you and your blog, and include a link to your post. Please let me know if you would be comfortable with that idea, if so great, if not that’s okay too.
Enjoy your weekend,
Wow, absolutely. I’m so thrilled and humbled. Thank you – your kind words have stretched a smile from ear to ear, I really appreciate it! I can’t wait to read your post (I have been taking your blog in sprints, allowing your poems to set in – and I love the images – again so happy that my words resonate with you)!!!
Thank you! I hope to do your fine work justice, that is, with an enticing introduction, fingers crossed. Thanks for checking out my quirky poems.