The egotistical writer within.
Posted March 4, 2013on:
“I almost always urge people to write in the first person. … Writing is an act of ego and you might as well admit it.”
William is right when he says writing is an act of ego – well it definitely is for me. Every post I write on my blog and every page I write for my book just feeds it. But this isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
I think as a writer, it is important to have an egotistical attitude because if we cant love our own work, how do we expect others to love it aswell?
I find writing can be used as a growth and development tool for self confidence, reading, writing and emotion.
When I wrote My addiction to writing in my head it was by far my greatest post yet, and ever since then I have much higher expectations for my blog. How do we top our greatest posts if we have already belted out the ‘best’ by our standard?
Although with all my recipe posts, they taste great… But it hardly feels like the writing I need for my blog. I’ve got a few awards posts in drafts still waiting for me to finish them.
If writers stopped writing about what happened to them, then there would be a lot of empty pages. ~ Elaine Liner
This is what our blogs are for, to write the good, the bad, the ugly, the best, the controversial, the tastiest, the boring and the posts to feed our ego.
They are like our fillers for when we have writers block on our books and they are there to host our idea’s and keep them grounded on our hand made pedestals waiting for that award winning post to reach number one.
We write to taste life twice, in the moment and in retrospection.~ Anais Nin