If You Write It, -They Will Come...

"I'm a storyteller, it'll all work out in the end." - Shell Beige Bear




Have you seen this video?  It's hysterical and bone-cutting to the truth, -listen between the lines for the obvious lessons.  Can you relate to any of the Shell Beige Bear's dialogue?  By the way, I don't know his name -but I think that one suits him, no?  I'll admit it, naive thoughts may have crossed my mind, for a few split seconds, before being batted down with a large dose of reality.  Let us not delude ourselves, writing is hard work, -it entails focus, time, commitment, research and reading, in fact - it requires an entire library of reading, so don't toss out that 'to be read pile' just yet.

Have I missed anything?  Passion? But of course.  You must crave it, blood lusting Vampire Novelists, Bodice Ripping Scribes, -step this way.  And humour?  Yes, please!  Toss both of these ingredients into the mix, -an extra shake of a great sense of humour if you please, as that's what takes us through the long days and nights of tap-tap-tapping away in the darkest corners of our writing rooms.

What keeps you going on your writing journey?


Videocredit: Youtube video via dwkazzie 

Comments

  1. How funny is this?

    Where did you find this.... I couldn't stop laughing. Thanks Talei for starting my morning with a laugh.


    And you are so right it take that and so much more.


    Michael

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  2. Urgh, that video makes me want to punch something! :) So hilarious and frustrating.

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  3. I posted a link to that a while back! So great!!!

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  4. Michael, I couldn't stop laughing either. Funny how conversations can happen when one party isn't paying attention eh? I found it on twitter this morning and have replayed it constantly ever since. ;) Have a fab week!

    Meredith, its funny and cringeworthy - I know I felt squeamish in places. A good reminder to us though. ;)

    Danette, ah - I only just found it via my twitter feed. ;) Great isn't it?

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  5. The video is very funny. Sometimes I wonder why I keep going. Probably because it's an addiciton. ;) No, actually, it ultimately makes me happy, even when it's really hard.

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  6. This is hilarious. What keeps me in my writing chair is a huge tube of super glue. And the desire to get the story out of my head and make it the best I can so others can understand it, too.

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  7. My mind keeps me writing. When the ideas stop I guess I will have reached The End.

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  8. I love that video! What keeps me going? The fun of creating. I love it! :)

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  9. I always found that video a mix of hilarious and depressing. :P

    The joy of being able to create and change keeps me going.

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  10. I agree with the golden eagle this video is both funny and depressing!

    I keep going because I have to. Writing helps me balance my emotions and myself. It centers me.

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  11. LOL! I love that video! I think you're right, the passion keeps me writing. =)

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  12. Angie, a happy addiction is good, right? Keep on writing and reading! ;)

    Carol, can I borrow some of that superglue? It'll keep me in my writing chair, and I can totally relate to getting stories out of your head.

    Mary, good to hear! We love a writerly mind!

    Talli, its a good video isn' t it? Creating - absolutely,love that! ;)

    Golden Eagle, I know it's a mixed reaction but overall its good that it points out some of the misconceptions of trying to write a novel. ;)
    Love creating and change - and good that you get joy from it!

    Melissa, it's amazing how much writing means to everyone here, I'm loving all the comments. And I feel that way too. If I don't get to write at some stage during the day, I'm peevish.

    Carolyn, the video certainly kept me entertained a number of times. ;) Passion, passion, passion - absolutely agree! Gotta have it in buckets to keep on this journey.

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  13. I've seen this one. It made me laugh and want to throw my laptop at the same time...

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