Write What You Know

4 01 2012

These past few days I’ve given a lot of thought about what the focus of this blog should be. Should I write about writing a novel? Should I write about photography? Living with epilepsy? With an anxiety disorder? What about politics and current events? Maybe book reviews or reviews of stuff I watch on TV?

In the end, I think I’m going to end up writing about all those things. It’s what I know. It’s my life and deep down, I think that’s why I started this blog. To write about my life and my experiences. For others, it might not be the most exciting thing to read, I know that full well, but I’m not blogging for others, am I? I’m going to be writing this for myself.

I was once told that I ‘don’t pull punches’. And that’s what you can expect in this blog. I’ll tell it like it is and will be brutally honest about my life and what it’s like to be me. Right now, being me isn’t a fun place to be, but it’s getting better and that’s partly the reason I want it down in text, so I can track my progress. And, I suppose, inviting pretty much everyone in the world to follow along just gives me that extra bit of motivation to make it happen.

So. Write what you know is a saying that every writer knows. And that’s what I’ll do. Because nobody knows my life better than I do.

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5 responses

4 01 2012
jk99992

Don’t ever pull punches. That’s what they’re there for. To make an impact. Whether it’s an impact on your reader, or an impact on somebody’s super deserving face, never pull your punches.

4 01 2012
C. Rasmussen

Heh! Well, I’m not in the habit of actual, physical punches, but when it comes to the Internet and writing about myself, I like to think that I’m about as honest as they come.

4 01 2012
Megan Hammer

Living with epilepsy gets my vote for something I would like to hear more about, mainly because my sister has it. And I would dearly like to know what it’s like for another person to try to help her as best that I can.

Novels are also a good thing.

4 01 2012
C. Rasmussen

I’ll keep that in mind, Megan. I’m sorry to hear about your sister. Epilepsy is not an easy disease to have, for multiple reasons (which I’ll save for later blog posts). If my experiences can help you and others, then I will definitely feel that it’s worth writing about.

And novels are a good thing, indeed. Once I get used to getting up in the morning, I shall make a concerted effort in getting the re-write of mine started.

4 01 2012
Megan Hammer

Thankfully, it’s Childhood Epilepsy, and only Petite Mal. If we can find medication that works, things’ll go a lot better.

I can’t wait to see what you all write about.

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