Are Your Creative Words Important?

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  1. Sarah Elizabeth

    April 10th, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    "It's solving a problem that you'll never really solve, working something out in the process." Love this!! xxx

  2. Sarah Elizabeth

    April 10th, 2015 at 12:56 pm

    "It's solving a problem that you'll never really solve, working something out in the process." Love this!! xxx

  3. Helene in Between

    April 10th, 2015 at 3:12 pm

    oh i SO needed this post today. I just decided that a book I'm working on needs a totally different direction. then i thought wawit- does it matter? should I just give up? love this!

  4. Because of Jackie

    April 10th, 2015 at 4:07 pm

    I struggle with this a lot, especially blog wise. I often wonder WHAT IS THE POINT, and then I write something that makes me feel better, or connect with someone through a post I've done…and I fall in love. I think we have to write for ourselves first, and keep the outside opinions away. That's how I work, anyway;)

  5. The Lady Okie

    April 10th, 2015 at 5:01 pm

    Yes to all! Love it. They are important if they are important to you 🙂

  6. Shawna Peryea

    April 10th, 2015 at 9:05 pm

    Blogging and writing can be so hard to intertwine at times. There is an abundance of advice out there and it can be a daunting task to find the right advice. I came across many posts saying something along the lines that being too wordy can be a problem. They went on to explain that words that take longer to read should not be used. For example, they said the word utilized should not be used in replacement of use/used. Um? I like big words. I like magical words. I like words that expand my vocabulary. Sorry…not sorry if my words take you a fraction of a millisecond longer to read.

    I sometimes have to remember, I started my blog first and foremost to write. Yes, it is nice when someone connects with my post and takes the time to comment on it, but I write to live out a passion first.

  7. Cece

    April 10th, 2015 at 9:42 pm

    I totally agree. That's why writers write what they know and if they don't know it and want to write about it they gotta get out there and find out. I love words and creating words so it may not matter to anyone else that I wrote a loooooot of words that hardly anyone has seen but it matters to me. God job on 22k!

  8. Kerry @ Till Then Smile Often

    April 10th, 2015 at 10:59 pm

    Words strung together to tell a story are very important!

  9. M

    April 10th, 2015 at 11:08 pm

    You sound like my English teacher, who has been drilling the importance of the dictation of words into our heads all year. As a result I’m now noticing how a different word, conveyed in a different collection of words, can create a subtle difference to the mood of the meaning, and that subtle difference is everything, something a good writer needs to get absolutely correct.

    The Life of Little Me

  10. Jackie Jade

    April 10th, 2015 at 11:22 pm

    love this! sometimes creativity just for creativity's sake is the most important thing!

  11. Tayler Morrell

    April 11th, 2015 at 2:54 am

    If creative writing isn't important, then songs, music, art, photography, dance, etc aren't important. It's an art form. It's beauty.

  12. Alli @ Allena Mistral

    April 11th, 2015 at 1:04 pm

    Your words do matter. Not only from your personal perspective, but they help us, the reader, understand you a bit more, and in order to function to our fullest potential, we must understand. Keep sharing your world, your view, and the beauty that you create.

  13. Ashley LaMar

    April 11th, 2015 at 6:51 pm

    YES they are important! I once had someone say to me that we're not merely created, we are designed. We are designed with talents. If your talent is writing it's because you were meant to write. So, I write and I believe that yes indeed it's important.

  14. Kate Mitchell

    April 12th, 2015 at 5:08 pm

    YES! I love this so much. It's a question that I've asked myself so much. I'm 46000 into my next novel and it's still going to be a while until I finish it. I tell myself that it matters because of some of the discussions that I hope come up from it, but if no one has the conversations that I'm thinking of, will that matter? I have to believe that each one does, no matter the result.

  15. Mia @ The Chronicles of Chaos

    April 13th, 2015 at 3:07 am

    Oh my gosh, YES. I ask myself this all the time. But you're right – the answer is always YES. If nothing else, the words fill a void in my life and my soul that nothing else can fill!

  16. Rebecca Chapman

    April 13th, 2015 at 10:14 pm

    I LOVE this!!! You give me such inspiration to KEEP WRITING.

  17. Lindsay Latimer

    April 14th, 2015 at 1:38 am

    Gosh I love this. And you. I do get paid to write but not creatively. I ask myself this often, especially when writing my blog. But I live for beautiful words: the ones you write, the ones others write. And I hope others feel the same.

  18. arushee bhoja

    April 14th, 2015 at 7:22 pm

    I love this so much! Motivates me to keep writing creatively 🙂

  19. Crystal

    April 22nd, 2015 at 6:14 pm

    I love this post so much! This is something that I ask myself when I feel like I'm going through a rough patch creatively. And sometimes I wonder about it other times as well. Creative words aren't paying the bills (yet) and so far nothing has been published, so my creative words aren't even reaching anyone else. But they are important to me, and that's enough.

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