Why I Write the Things I Write
I write, not because I want to impress you with my intellect, nor because I think I can change your life.  I write because I live.  It’s as much a part of who I am as the color of my eyes, or the family I grew up in.  
The best writing advice I've ever received also applies to life, and it was this: "No one cares how much you know until they know how much you care."
If you wonder why I seldom use big words or technical terms in my writing, it is this: The most profound things I have ever read are in the Bible, and they're often the most simple.  “Jesus wept.” (John 11:33) is the shortest verse in the Bible, and it is one of the most profound.  It conveys more emotion than two paragraphs of multi-syllabic pseudo-intellectual vomit. 
Sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night with brilliant ideas, but most often my best writing comes from sitting down every day and putting words on the page. They’re usually not brilliant. I generally delete three or four pages for every page I keep. But they are words. And they keep me in practice for the times that I have those lighthouse brilliant moments.
It’s hard to put my most intense, private moments and thoughts on the page. That’s also where my best writing comes from.
Habakkuk 2:2 says, “Then the LORD replied: "Write down the revelation and make it plain,,,”. That is my goal; to make it plain. That's why I write the things I write.

phonetics   phonetics wrote
on 6/4/2010 3:25:16 AM
very well said

on 5/30/2010 10:26:53 PM
I really liked the way you think about your writing. I believe that each writer has his/her messages and voice that make readers think about what the writing was about. In my opinion, one of the quality of great writers is the ability to break down the difficult-to-handle material into simple and plain so that some readers(not all)would sincerely open up their mind to the subject. Otherwise writings will become nothing but product of writer's opinion. "Write down the revelation and make it plain on tablets SO THAT A HERALD(FAITHFULNESS) MAY RUN WITH IT." Thank you for sharing your attitude toward your writing.

Elton4562   Elton4562 wrote
on 5/28/2010 8:01:15 PM
Hello Henrietta, This is interesting. I read a quote from a writer (who it was I can't remember) that "A writer's best friend is the wastepaper basket." For writing on the computer, "Delete" serves a similar purpose. Except for "poems" that I often write in only a few minutes and post right away, I make multiple edits on everything I write, often leaving out material in the process. The verses that I write are just "play" for me. The short stories and articles I take more seriously. You are wise to avoid big words used to "impress." Most will see through that type of thing anyway. Elton

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