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Jan 20, 2019 22:25:09

Why do I write?

by @juliasaxena PATRON | 200 words | 🐣 | 273💌

Julia Saxena

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I want to create something that lasts. It's a crazy idea to imagine that everything will be forgotten about you eventually. But words always endure. We still read books that were written hundreds of years ago. 

I want to improve. Writing is a skill that can be practiced. And practicing it every day, even with just 200 words can make all the difference in the long run. I need to get into the habit of writing no matter what and not only when I feel like it. 

I need to make sense of what's in my head. By writing it down, I force it into a structure. Everything starts to come together eventually. It's fascinating to read what I wrote years ago. It's like time travel. 

I have fun writing. I like to play around with words, to find the perfect combination. Words can be incredibly powerful. They can move us to tears or burst into laughter. I want to be able to write like that. Even it takes me 50 years to get there. 

To be honest, today I didn't feel like writing. I still managed to get 200 words onto the page. I'm proud of that. 


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    @juliasaxena love this post. I was only thinking the exact same thing yesterday:

    "I want to create something that lasts. It's a crazy idea to imagine that everything will be forgotten about you eventually. But words always endure. We still read books that were written hundreds of years ago".

    I was thinking that after we are gone, nobody apart from our close friends and family will know we ever even existed, and they will pass on too, meaning it'll be like we never existed.

    Unless...unless (!), we create something that's worth something, that people will continue to revisit and find useful, inspiring, or which may even change their life.

    Create something worthwhile, because that's what makes the difference.

    Anton avatar Anton | Jan 23, 2019 17:49:31
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      @anton Glad somebody else is feeling the same way :)

      Julia Saxena avatar Julia Saxena | Jan 24, 2019 09:41:36
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    @juliasaxena Totally agree with you, practice is a must, but it isn't the 200 words a day that make the difference if you want to write something worth reading: https://200wordsaday.com/words/why-few-people-write-well-41945c3d0dc903133

    Gabriel Greco avatar Gabriel Greco | Jan 20, 2019 22:32:26
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      @gabrielgreco Thanks for sharing your post. I fully agree with you. I love to read and it inspires me again and again to keep writing.

      Julia Saxena avatar Julia Saxena | Jan 21, 2019 22:07:06
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