THE WRITER WITHIN US
By C. Elizabeth
I believe that everyone has a niche in life. The question is…are you willing to look for it or would you recognize it if it were to come along in a not so “up in your face” manner? The answer is yes. That is, if you are willing to open your eyes a little wider, hone in on your senses and pay attention to the little details that present themselves, all of which will ultimately lead you on your next path in life. I also believe that is how one becomes a writer.
We are always listening, watching with great fascination facial expressions and the words that go along with them, the slang of each person that crosses our path, and gestures of every kind, collecting them for future use. However, if we don’t pay attention, the writer within us will never come to be.
With these skills we learn to play with our words, putting a new spin on them so as to take the story to a whole new “feeling” level. Example:
He angrily shouted, “I want a divorce!”
Stunned by his words, I said, “What?”
– or –
He flung the words in the air. “I want a divorce!”
I desperately tried to catch them, but failed miserably.
They landed in my chest…shards of glass piercing my
heart and with a fiery cough, “What?”
Try the other side of that:
He moved in closer, kissed my neck and whispered, “I
– or –
He leaned in, his moist lips found my neck…his sweet
breath swirled around my ear. “I love you.”
A writer is someone who can spin hope where there is none, guard a heart from exceptional pain and can cause pain just as quick, can heal a lovers’ relationship or destroy it, all with the stroke of a pen. But remember, before those words are ever written on paper, those thoughts and sensitivities have been collected and nurtured by another…that is the writer.
Have a great day.
C. Elizabeth lives in St. Albert, Alberta, Canada. She stumbled upon writing, it found her, she finds writing a peaceful escape and is very excited to have her characters come alive in her readers’ minds. Her contemporary romance novel, Absolute Obsession, is about 42 year old Rose Gerbaldi who by an intervention of fate unites her heart and soul with 30 year old British movie star, Michael Terrance. Please visit and blog with her at www.celizabeth.ca. Connect with her on Twitter at http://twitter.com/#!/search/users/CElizabeth4 and Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1567713637.