Sunday, November 04, 2012

On Writing: A Trifecta Writing Challenge

It's been a while since I took a shot at the ol' Trifecta Writing Challenge, but this weekend's prompt made me immediately think of the following response.
So here goes.
First, the prompt itself, and then my 33 words.

For this weekend's challenge, in honor of all of the writers throwing rationality (and perhaps sanity) to the wind and writing til their fingers bleed, we're asking for exactly 33 words about why we write.

When it comes down to it, there can be only one valid  reason to write. It is something that happens -- literally enters a fully prepared brain -- the moment that reading is not enough.

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de Jackson (WhimsyGizmo) said...

"The moment that reading is not enough."

Oh, YES. I can relate so well to this. Well put.


Draug said...

YES. This is it EXACTLY!! This was what got me writing fantasy--just reading it wasn't enough.

Cipriano said...

Thank you, Whimsy Gizmo and Draug.
It's so nice to write with you.

Anonymous said...

This is good - and true! I had written poetry for a while, but first decided to write novel-length after reading several crappy stories and thinking, "I can do better than that."

I'm not sure that I can do better than that, but it sure is fun trying :)

Anonymous said...

Love that last bit - "the moment that reading is not enough." That really hit home.

Anonymous said...

Well put!!!