Thursday, October 7, 2010

For the love of writing

This week it's all about magic! One of my favorite things to dream up!

My favorite thing about writing is the ability to write whatever I want. I started writing Chick lits, falling deeply in love with everything I read by Susan Elizabeth Phillips. I soon found that even though I enjoyed the romance I might be a little more prude then I'd like to think.

Love and Romance is awesome to read, but terrible to right, small parts I'm cool with, but the whole thing... I'm out of my league.

Then I found Young Adult, a what a wonderful world it is. I love the ability to shape different worlds, mold them into what I want. There are no worlds, the options are endless. Teenagers have such awesome imaginations that even when you think no one will appreciate the work you've done they will.

In Peloria fairies, wizards, and gypsies are all who reside in this magical kingdom. A place where falling stars are kept for magic, tea's are used for healing, and happiness is in the air!

In Raslina the kingdom is full of beautiful fairies, their wings are vibrant colors, their eyes different shades of the rainbow, their homes are held in the highest trees and each evening they sit at the harbor looking at the city lights in the human world.

What do you love most about writing? Where's the magic?

51 comments:

Candyland said...

I love finishing the effing thing. That's right. The only magic I've found is in the coffee. It gives me super powers.

Amy Saia said...

I think you've found a great niche! I could just picture you at your own book reading, sharing this excitement with your readers, both young and old. That's really something special!

Shannon said...

Yep, sounds like you found your niche.

What do I love most about writing? Setting my imagination free and letting go of all expectations. I love discovering where the story and characters are going to take the story. That experience is magical.

Renae said...

I love getting lost in something that I have created in my own mind. Life gets crazy and writing is my outlet!

Chris Phillips said...

For me the magic comes when I make myself laugh out loud while writing.

Joanna St. James said...

I was rereading my first draft and realized I was beginning to tear up. The magic happens when I can connect with my characters

Joanne said...

For me, writing is a way to explore unanswered questions, what-if situations. To bring to life the possibilities we face.

Quinn said...

I like the same thing as you ... making a new world, creating the characters that live in it, giving them life.

Hannah Kincade said...

I love all of it. I love when characters/storylines pop into my head demanding to be written. I love creating something from nothing.

Em-Musing said...

I love to make people smile. I'm shy in person, couldn't tell a joke if a gun was to my head. But the written word? I'm queen of the pixel ha ha's, master of the . . . well, see? My thoughts runneth over. How that happens is magic to me. :)

Kelly said...

I think the magic is creating a story that you enjoy but also one that others enjoy. It's so magical that it was all dreamed up by you!

The Golden Eagle said...

Magic, for me, comes from being able to imagine a whole new world that's different from the one we live in--part of the reason Fantasy and SF are my favorite genres.

Bish Denham said...

I love the mysterious magic of an idea, a character, a sentence, that comes out of nowhere, materializes in my brain and some how gets translated into words that get put down on paper.

Meredith said...

I agree--young adult can have so much magic and imagination. It makes for my favorite reading, and definitely my favorite writing! I love girls and boys who are trying to figure out who they are, in this world or another one.

Teenage Bride said...

I love how sometimes even though thoughts don't come together right in my head, they fit themsleves together perfectly once they are on paper!

Lenny Lee! said...

hi miss jen! wow i could tell you found a place thats just real magic for you. you gotta be real comfy with what you write. for me everything seems like magic. when i sit at our kitchen table with my pencil and paper and look out at all the pretty trees and the sky then its like magic gets right into my fingers and that pencil starts writing all that neat and fun stories i got in my head. i guess for me just writing stuff is my magic.
...hugs from lenny

Jennifer Fischetto said...

Hey Jen :)
I wanted to poke my head over and say hey, and I love the look of your blog. Tres adorable!
It's funny too because I started out writing romantic suspense, then turned to chick lit and now YA. lol

For me, the magic is in the brainstorming, the daydreaming. I love to create. I just wish I could write an edit in a month. Ha!

Good luck with the October blog challenge. :)

Carolyn V. said...

I agree, I love that I can write anything. And YA rocks. There's no question about it. =)

madameduck said...

I'm with Candyland on this one. Finishing is the best part at this point. :)

Oh yeah, and too much coffee is the only thing that makes me see fairies. :)

Colene Murphy said...

I love everything! I love having no rules to follow but the ones I make up. I love the worlds and the people and making them do things I want to do, things I can't do, and having horrible things happen to them in my own safe world.

L.T. Elliot said...

My magic is literally in the magic. ;) I frickin' love fantasy. Can't be helped. And I'm so with you on the writing romance. It's not one of my stronger suits!

Aleta said...

I'm more of a journal blogger than a writer. I enjoyed reading your post. My cousin said the same thing when she had to write a steamy section - that she blushed as she wrote it and it was tame at that. Lol.

Makes me want to talk to an author who dishes the stuff and learn more about their personality!

Magic for writing for me ~ it's found in the sharing.

writergirl said...

I just voted this post as interesting AND cool! And yes, you can thank me for that....just kidding ;)

Anyway, What I love most about writing is how it frees us, how it changes the cloud of thoughts into something that makes sense, or doesn't..

I find magic in writing stories about hard moments, the confusion, the feeling of being lost. And yes, Young Adult novels are the best! :)

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Kristin Rae said...

I love writing YA... the romance aspect is definitely easier to write with teens... you're able to get away with being over the top romantic (while keeping it clean) because everything is over the top dramatic to the characters.

I see your flat stanley on your sidebar! We brought one to Hawaii once!

Bethany Mattingly said...

I love the first draft of writing, getting to know the characters better and sharing their story as they go through it. It's what has me coming back for more and holds the magic for me :)

Nicole Zoltack said...

I love getting lost in the writing, when my fingers are flying over the keys and the words seem to write themselves. When I'm in the zone, I'm not sitting in a chair typing, I'm actually in the story. See, I'm certifiable. :D

Diana Mieczan said...

Ohh you are wonderful and I adore the ability that we all can write what we want...hahha
Have a great Thursday,sweetie
Weekend is just around the corner:)
hugs

Jen Chandler said...

Writing in itself is magic. I love having the ability to create whatever I want through words. Such a magical power. I love creating mischief and mayhem through magic. What's a story without a little chaos?

Holly Ruggiero said...

I get to do things that are impossible to do in really life.

Robert Guthrie said...

Magic is knowing that the worlds we've created exist.

Talli Roland said...

I love that you sound so excited about your worlds! They sound fantastic!

I like the whole creative process with writing - seeing how your story comes to life and where it goes. What I really love is when a character just comes in that you hadn't even thought about. Just all of a sudden, they're there!

Sunny & Star said...

I love this! You are so inspiring and motivating. I love to read and write too. My favorite thing to write about is MAGICal kingdoms and MAGICal beings and things.

Jennie Bailey said...

I love the magic of transporting myself to another place while I'm sitting in my own living room! That's the magic of writing to me! GREAT post! I love the names "Peloria" and "Raslina" - I want to go there!

Indigo said...

For me the magic comes into play with sensory. Writing from the senses I have and formulating words that draw you in. In my writing I'm not deaf, just attuned to my surroundings. Crazy as it may sound my newest protagonist is deaf and I find it harder to write her, than anything else. (Hugs)Indigo

Sondrae Bennett said...

Finding my character's quirks and nuances that make them unique is my favorite thign about writing. Most of the time they come out in unexpected ways. Also, finding those moments in your story that you want to read over and over again because they just make you smile.

Jai Joshi said...

To me the magic is in understanding the characters.

Jai

LTM said...

for me it's like when you're working on something and you're not sure if it's coming together and then it takes off and you're like woo! Just hang on b/c here we go~ :o)

yep, that happens to me sometimes. ;p

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

The magic is going to a place that doesn't exist.

JEFritz said...

What I love about writing? Getting lost in the world I created. Knowing what's going to happen but not how. Finishing a book and knowing there is so much more that can be done.

Madeleine said...

I love this quote: Teenagers have such awesome imaginations that even when you think no one will appreciate the work you've done they will.
I just love composing and creating and finding just the right word to conjour up the image. I love the responses, making people cry and laugh and feel touched. :O)

Kelly Dexter said...

Writing is creating, and there are few things more awesome than that! I love visiting worlds and meeting people that I wouldn't otherwise be able to.

Brigitte said...

What I love most about writing...
Every time I write something, new ideas come up.
You can run out of space on a piece of paper when you're drawing, or you don't have the right color, but when it comes to writing, it's in your head, and it's yours, and it's limitless.

Lynda Young said...

The magic is in the creativity and imagination. There is freedom in writing. Anything goes.

Catherine Denton said...

The absence of doors. Nothing can close you in (except maybe yourself).
Making Life a Work of Art!

Amy Holder said...

I love the magic of an idea spark evolving into a fully formed story package.

Amy Holder said...

PS: Flat Stanley is TOO CUTE! I'm looking forward to meeting him in person. :)

Dominique said...

I love discovering new places and people through my writing. Building a new world is such a thrill.

Melissa said...

My world is full of nature and that, in turn, is its own magic. I have a magic system as well. I love it!

I can do anything and my options are endless. I love that the only one who can hinder me is myself.

Melanie said...

Thanks for following my blog! I popped over to check yours out and it is awesome!

This post happened to really resonate with me because I have written one book, which happens to be chick lit. But I too am a bit prudish to put it all out there, and I have been contemplating YA.

I think you might have convinced me to have my second venture be one in the YA category!

Krispy said...

I can't put it better than you already have. I love the creation aspect of writing, the possibilities for worlds and characters. It's why I write fantasy. Magic is too fun to leave alone.

The Words Crafter said...

For me, the magic is making the daydream real....and I love the fairy world!