I’ve been writing a lot lately, but I couldn’t help but notice that a lot of it is about writing. I haven’t been writing about myself, but I have been writing about other people. The way I use this is that I tend to write about other writers, or about other people who I think I know. It’s just, it’s a little different for me.
Some people just write about themselves. Others write about other people. And some people write about other people about themselves. But in most cases, its about a specific person. Ive been writing about someone named “Bren” that I know. And its about a guy named “Molly” that I don’t. And thats about it.
I think what’s interesting is that all the writers I’ve mentioned are writing about a specific person. In the case of Bren, its about a person I know, but in the case of Molly, it’s about Molly I dont. It all comes back to the question of how we define ourselves. So as we define ourselves, our writing can also define us.
Writers are also defined by their subject matter, and one of the easiest ways to define a writer is to define what they do. Writers are self-aware. So when people write about them, it makes it possible for them to write about themselves, or they can use the words of a “writer” as a hook to get their writing noticed by someone else. It’s also possible for writers to define themselves as just a writer. They just write.
Writers can also define themselves by what they don’t write. I wouldn’t say that a writer is defined as a writer per se, but that they can define themselves by what they don’t write. A writer defines themselves by a certain style of writing. Not all of us write like that, some writers might write like that, but those writers are the ones who write that way. A writer defines himself by what they write because they’re human.
Writers can also define themselves by what they dont write if they dont write that way. I know I do. I think I write like that. I try to write that way, but I dont know that I do. I dont know if my writing is that way, but if it is, then theres nothing stopping me from trying to write it that way.
We all know that we write as if the world is spinning. So why bother? As a writer, I would have to say that I am the only one who has no power on my own personal life, but I have the power. So I am the reason for my own life. What I am writing is actually what makes my writing come alive. I am not going to write what I want to write because I am not going to write that way.
It’s not that I don’t still believe in my writing, I just don’t want to write that way. Even before I started this blog I wrote every day, but I realized that it was just the way I thought about the world. I still find myself writing when I want to write, but I don’t do it with that same energy. So I stopped, and that’s the important thing. I am more productive writing without the need for an outlet.
I hope you are not one of those people who still believe that you can write your way to success. To be honest, I used to believe it, but I have realized that it is a lie. The truth is, you can write and be great at it, but you cannot write as well as you wish you could. And that’s a shame, because the last time I wrote anything, that was almost a decade ago.
The fact is, if you put all your focus onto writing, you’ll never write your way to success. It’s not that you can’t write, it’s that you can’t write with enough focus.