We write to translate feelings into words

I know you all have had an off day and you have so many things you need to write, yet you’re staring at a bright computer screen completely blank. You type the beginning of about four lousy sentences and delete each of them thinking “I’m making zero sense.”

It’s frustrating. You have so much to say, yet nothing is coming to mind. That is our job as writers, if you think about it. We have to put these feelings that everyone feels into words, which not everyone is capable of.

That’s why I write; to try & give clarity to those who don’t know what they are feeling. That’s why we all read; to understand that we aren’t alone in these feelings. We need those moments where we go “YES. I’ve been thinking/feeling this and I haven’t been able to convey it! But this writer nailed it!”

So when you are having difficulty conveying your feelings or ideas, take a deep breath.  This is what we write for and when you finally get it right, it will be the best feeling in the world. Not only for you, but for those people who genuinely thank you for giving them clarity.

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11 thoughts on “We write to translate feelings into words”

  1. I believe that “Practice Makes Permanent!” That why I love writing my Sparkyjen blog. I get to practice at least 4 times a month. Sometimes I do get stuck, and that’s when I start blog-hopping; which is something I richly enjoy.

    This gives me two things: a break from musing over a new blog post that just isn’t coming, and it gives me time to check-out what my fellow bloggers are writing about. There’s some really great skill here at WordPress.

    It may be a bit later in the day than I planned to finish my own blog post, but I always seem to tune back into my own voice this way. Cool beans!!!

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  2. Not everyone can translate their feelings into a coherent sentence, like some find it impossible to write a poem or learn to play a musical instrument to where they feel good about it. For people like this it must be frustrating to not be able to find the words. Me – it just overflows my brain and spills over into all blank places in my life. Thank goodness for blogs to express myself. I think it helps keep my sanity together. And thank you BTW for coming to one of my blogs. I am appreciative to those who actually read what I write.

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