Saturday, 16 November 2013

Why Writers Read



I have been in a very "thinky" mood today which usually results in me over thinking literally everything in my life and I end up concluding imminent death, thankfully it wasn't quite that dire today. I got onto thinking about how I haven't really written much this week; sometimes I feel dried up on the writing front. This week I've kind of felt like someone has shredded my internal book pages so now all of the things I want to say are all scattered inside of me which is most frustrating. I talked to a friend about this and then decided on "Why Writers Read".

I think as a writer I read back over things (usually via my Inspiration Board) other people have written when I can't explain things to myself or I can't articulate it in the way I want to. It doesn't annoy me that other people have the words I don't, if anything I reckon it makes my book feel a little less shredded. I think to some degree I read with my writing head on because I'm somewhat angry that I can't fix together the words I want.

as said by Peyton Sawyer(:  im a lyric girl too.
Peyton Sawyer - One Tree Hill
A good example of me just being totally in awe of another writer and the way they explain concepts is the way the character Peyton Sawyer is scripted in TV Series One Tree Hill.

"I want to believe in it all again, art and music, fate and love, and I want to believe 
that I've made the right choices, and I'm still on the right path, and there's still 
time to fix some mistakes I've made. I guess I want hope."

So I guess when I read, I am reading for answers to the questions of my shredded up book.

Hannah x

Location: Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear, UK


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