Why I Write


There is a fairly prolific blog hop going around at the moment where bloggers are sharing their passion and love for writing. A big thank you to Leah over at Miss Pippilotta for passing the baton on to me. You can see Leah’s wonderful post here and below is my hopping contribution:

Why I write

Quite simply, writing helps to give me a voice, a voice that is often just for me – or at the very least, by me. My day job involves a lot of listening and talking, and I do enjoy both of these things, but writing helps me to reflect on something in more depth – it helps me to remember, process and document.

What am I working on

Blog posts! I am still working on finding that blogging “voice” but I am enjoying just writing about lots of different topics and hitting publish – such liberation! After so long being spent not writing it feels joyous just to be getting the words out again. I am also working on student reports, client notes, journal entries and lists (always lists!). I’m also jotting down ideas for longer non fiction articles that have been brewing in my mind for what feels like the longest time.

How does my writing differ from others in my genre?

Given that I am still finding “my” genre this is a little hard to answer. I would like to think that whatever I write has my unique tone and point of view – and I guess that goes for everyone doesn’t it? We all bring our individuality to our writing. My writing heroine is Helen Garner and her creative non fiction writing brings me so much inspiration – I would love to be able to bring my unique style and voice to this genre in some way.

How does your writing process work?

Mmm, in reality or in my dreams?? In my dreams I have a beautiful, serene, sunny writing “spot” with a gorgeous wooden desk and a reliable computer! I have time set aside every day to work on specific writing tasks and everything gets completed when I want/need it to! In reality, I write when and where I can. I am a creature of discipline, routine and structure so this has been very hard to adjust to but with a couple of part time jobs, an almost two year old and other responsibilities and commitments I realised that if I waited for that perfect writing experience it just wasn’t going to happen. So, I write when I have rare days off and my Sweet Pea is in day care, I write a lot at nights when she has gone to bed and I make a habit of having notebooks and pens EVERYWHERE so that I can jot whenever and wherever. I am putting faith in the idea that these jottings will come together in some way one day!

What about you? What does your writing look like? If you would like to join in the blog hop please leave a comment below and I can be in contact…


4 Comments on Why I Write

  1. Sharon @ Faith Hope & Cherrytea
    July 5, 2014 at 12:52 am (4 years ago)

    wonderful post! and the freedom of writing you’ve described is evident ~
    plz do put me in touch as well – writing opps are always inspiriting! ty =)

    • KAB18
      July 5, 2014 at 8:33 am (4 years ago)

      Thanks Sharon – I will be in touch soon so you can join in the hop too!

  2. Molly
    July 5, 2014 at 7:23 am (4 years ago)

    I can relate to this SO much… I write to find my voice, and hopefully, to connect with others. I think that is why I enjoy blogging.

    I would love to be a part of the blog hop, if there is still time and room.

    • KAB18
      July 5, 2014 at 8:34 am (4 years ago)

      Of course Molly – I will be in touch soon to let you know how to join in!


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