I have slowed down a bit on the writing about beliefs, relationships, communication, etc. I have a few more topics I want to cover, but it’s not as urgent anymore. I have received very few comments on them, on line or in real life, so I don’t really know if other folks are enjoying reading them or not. Anyway, the important thing is to write about what I am interested in, so I will enjoy writing more and do it more often. With that goal in mind, I will need to pick some other topics, but I will come back to beliefs, relationships, etc. from time to time.

How does one get started in writing? Pick a topic and go, I guess; that is what worked before in writing classes. I realize I am not going to crank out a novel anytime soon, but perhaps I could start with some short stories, etc. Maybe one of the short stories will grow into something larger, but practicing and getting into a repeatable pattern is the most important thing.

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    1. nekodojo

      Thanks for the feedback. The important thing for me is to keep writing, reinforce the habit, make writing easier. So it probably makes sense to alternate between heavy topics and easy topics.

      However, I don’t get to spend as much time with friends as I would like, and I get very little “unstructured” time (where we are just hanging out and not in the middle of a game or at a restaurant or movie). So the journal entries are also a way to share thoughts and feelings with friends and get their reactions. But this is secondary and the primary purpose is still writing for myself.

      I have a lot of friends, but relatively few of them seem to use LiveJournal, so relatively few people actually see the friends-only entries. Hmph.

  1. ambar

    Maybe you just need some noisier friends? :-)

    I’ve noticed that quite often, the entries I think people will comment on, they don’t, and the entries I just toss off get all sorts of commentary. Go figure.

    In the end, I’m writing for me, not the peanut gallery, so it doesn’t bother me too much.

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