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Hi everyone, and welcome to all the new people that have found their… 
13th-Mar-2007 11:05 am
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Hi everyone, and welcome to all the new people that have found their way here from add_a_writer. I'll admit this community hasn't been very alive recently but, hopefully, with the latest group of people joining the members list, we can turn this place into a thriving community.

So, to get the ball rolling here is a question for you all - what inspires you to write? And why do you write?
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13th-Mar-2007 10:57 pm (UTC)
what inspires you to write? a certain word, a melody, a sound, a bittersweet agony, beauty in something that's painful or filled with sorrow, that certain ~feeling~, love, hate, hope those are some things that inspire me.

And why do you write? that's like asking me 'why do you breath'? because it's in my DNA, because i need it.

:)
bitexmarks
14th-Mar-2007 01:41 pm (UTC)
Haha! I like your response to the second question. It being a matter of need! Very writerly of you ^__^
14th-Mar-2007 08:35 pm (UTC)
Very writerly of you *gigglecoos.* It's true. Writing is my master, my whore....you get my drift. :p
I live for it and I'm alive because of it.
bitexmarks
14th-Mar-2007 01:53 pm (UTC)
I am usually inspired by a phrase, instance or person...not necessarily real ones, but they can be. A phrase must be able to attract attention and be witty or profound. An instance or event has to be reasonably interesting, usually its more about trying to describe it in new terms rather than it having any intrinsic quality that attracts me to it. A person inspires me by what they make me feel either by their appearance, or their interaction with me.
All three are linked in that their inspiration comes from how I respond to them so that when I write it is truly an expression of myself. I am always highly interested in distorted or unique perspectives. I think its fun to play on and with people's expectations, assumptions and common experience..I find it gets the best response.


As for why I write? As I said its about expressing myself, but that is not all. I'm a complete attention seeker. I write because it impresses/excites/disgusts/repulses/annoys/confuses/entrances/encourages/inspires/etc./ other people when they read it. For me its about getting a reaction, especially the one I want. My favourite things to write are small (qoutes?). Just a few lines that can be interpreted to have some wisdom or make some statement. And then again...sometimes I just write because I can.....
14th-Mar-2007 06:13 pm (UTC)
Inspires? Music, something I've seen, something I didn't see but wanted to, a concept, a mistake, a series of what if's, a seed, a circumstance, a twist in my mind...

Why? To purge the demons. To give my alternate personalities their voices. To contain the madness. To cause torment on paper so that I won't in rl. So that I won't be haunted. Because I have to.
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