Friday, February 3, 2012 | By: Angela Brown

Writer

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Here's a little affirmation to take you into the weekend:
W - wonderful minds
R - reach deep
I - inventive
T - thinkers
E - eclectic
R - rogue

Sometimes, as writers, we fit a commercially plumb mold.  Sometimes, we do not.  Write your way, as I shall mine, and make our path as is fitting for each individual journey.

The one thing I remembered to take from the comments shared from this week's IWSG post is that I write as I write and to bear in mind that what I write may not be what's the coolest or the hottest.  But to write what I enjoy and love it for its own merits is DA BOMB!

Thank you to everyone.

Keep reading.

Keep writing.

33 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Hey, if you aren't excited about what you're writing, then it won't matter if it's the latest or hottest!

1000th.monkey said...

Have a wonderful weekend, Angela!

...I think I'm pretty good at wandering off on my own path ;) ...which is a lighthearted way of saying, probably nothing I write could be commercially viable ;) but I don't mind 'cause I'm having so much fun ;)

Tara Tyler said...

thanks for the sweetness! and congrats on your ub award =)
have a super weekend!

Angela Brown said...

Very good point, Alex :-)

Angela Brown said...

This may sound pathetic, but I thought about what i would be doing if I weren't writing...couldn't come up with anything more satisfying than writing lol!!

Angela Brown said...

Thanks, Tara. You do the same :-)

Angela Cothran said...

I can totally get behind the rouge thing :)

Angela Brown said...

Maybe we should from the Rogue Writers Alliance or the Rogue Guild or something lol!!!

Laura Josephsen said...

"Sometimes, as writers, we fit a commercially plumb mold. Sometimes, we do not. Write your way, as I shall mine, and make our path as is fitting for each individual journey."

ALL OF THIS. Thank you!! And have a fabulous weekend. ^_^

Raelyn Barclay said...

Brilliant :) Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Angela Brown said...

You are welcome, Laura. You have a wonderful weekend as well :-)

Angela Brown said...

Thank you, Raelyn. Just inspired by my fab bloggerly buddies.

Brinda said...

Hi Angela,
I love what you've done with this acrostic. Yes, it describes us very well!

Angela Brown said...

Thank you so much, Brinda. We writers are a unique bunch.

Candy Lynn Fite said...
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Candy Lynn Fite said...

Love it when I misspell a word! I've always embraced the word eclectic. Rogue, now that's a new one for me, but I like it! If a rogue groupie thing starts up, I'm in. :))

Have a super wknd!

Angela Brown said...

Love it, Candy. Misspellings happen. Part of that whole "whiter" thing. I wonder what it would be like to have a band of rogues. Would we be merry or would we be brooding and dark? Hmmm...

Lady Gwen said...

I've always marched to the beat of my own drum (I know, I know, very cliche!) I love the word "rogue" - cuz writer's really are roguish! Makes me feel dangerous, edgy, adventurous! Almost Hemingwayish:) At least on paper, lol!

Angela Orlowski-Peart said...

I agree with Alex . We, writers, are a lucky bunch - if we stay true to ourselves, the satisfaction that our work brings is immense!

Shelley Munro said...

Marching to the beat of your own drum - a good way to be, I think. Have a fun weekend, Angela.

Jade Hart said...

Great, I found you! Thank you so much for following me and sorry it took me a few days to return the favour - busy few days. :) Love your blog ;)I look forward to your future posts :)

Angela Brown said...

You know, Lady Gwen, there are some cliches that just work. Marching to the beat of your own drum as a writer is certainly a fave.

Angela Brown said...

Staying true to ourselves. That's the most important part. I totally agree.

Angela Brown said...

Thank you, Shelley. Hope your weekend is fantabulous!

Angela Brown said...

Great to have you here, Jade! Look forward to your posts as well.

Cherie Colyer said...

Great post! It's so true, you have to write what you love and know.

Leslie Rose said...

Agree, agree, agree. The love and the thrill is in the process first. That's what keeps my butt going back to the chair.

J.C. Martin said...

Well said! Thank you for sharing this!

Angela Brown said...

Here, Here, Leslie. I love writing.

Angela Brown said...

Thank you, J.C. And thanks for coming by.

Anonymous said...

I have not checked in here for a while as I thought it was getting boring, but the last few posts are great quality so I guess I'll add you back to my everyday bloglist. You deserve it my friend :)
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Angela Brown said...

Thank you, I think.

Jennifer Oberth said...

So true. Writing can be solitary but then you start comparing your work to others - and even your work to your own work but really, just write what you love. That's kind of the point, right?

Great post! Thanks for the pick-me-up. (I need that just about now.)

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