In Others’ Words: Tangles
I love writing. I love the swirl and swing of words as they tangle with human emotions. ~James Michener (1907-1997), American author
I read that quote by James Michener and thought: Yes! Yes! Yes!
I love writing too — even on the days I hate writing. You know what I mean: the days when the words won’t come. When the characters turn their backs on you. When you can’t even spell “the” without having to look it up in the dictionary.
Even on those kind of wretched days, I love writing. I’ve been pulled under by “the swirl and swing of words” that Michener mentions, and found myself tangled up in all sorts of emotions: fear and doubt and longing and hope that slakes my thirsty soul and bravery and love and even, dare I say it, hate for things ugly and defiling.
There’s nothing more invigorating than being caught in the pull of another writer’s words — pulled into the story world they created, where imaginary people become oh-so-real. Nothing … except when the words I write swirl and swing me into a tangle of emotions so that my imaginings come to life on the page.
In Your Words: What do you love about writing? Readers, do you have a favorite author whose writing pulls you into the tangle of human emotions?0 I like this!