Episode 486: I Write Because….

As I may have mentioned, I am looking to expand my mind, and I thought I would sign up for the Writing 101 Course. We have been given the task of writing for between 15-30 minutes freestyle on why we have decided to write. I have decided to set the timer for 15 minutes.

The reason I originally started to write this blog was at my sister’s suggestion. She thought that I came out with some funny things at times and thought that I might be good at blogging. I had never even really heard of blogging at that time and wasn’t sure about what I would write either, but thought I would give it a go as I had nothing to lose (I certainly had no audience at that point)!

I had heard, that writing things down could sometimes be good for people who suffer from depression, so this also spurred me on to have a go, and Edwina’s Episodes was born. Well, it kind of evolved really. I was shy and not very certain of the reaction I would get so decided on going anonymously. At first I posted no pictures and used my middle name.

People slowly started appearing, and reading my blog after a while. Eventually, some of them even commented on it! I was beyond thrilled, as I never really thought I would have any interest other from my family, and that even they would get sick of it after a while!

Then I had more and more people visiting, and I had a go at NaBloPoMo during November which gave me a whole new set of challenges as well as a new set of friends.

Actually, this is now the reason I carry on writing! I love this community and the great people who are around me. Where else would I be able to have so many talented writers, bloggers, artists, poets, designers, crafters, and everything else in between all in one place? I have learned more than I ever thought I would, just by talking to many of you, I have seen so much generosity in so many forms by so many people on here, which is both humbling and heartwarming.

Although I have written many little poems and ditties and had them published. as well as a journal article I wrote whilst at university which was also published, I am not a writer per se, as I have never written a book, and rarely even a story, as I have a distinct lack of imagination unfortunately!

However, I am determined to have a go at some sort of writing (probably in the humour line, as don’t want to go too far out of my comfort zone) and that is why I have taken up the Writing 101 course. If I can’t do it, at least I have my blog and that I will not give up!

36 thoughts on “Episode 486: I Write Because….

  1. You’re doing a great job with the writing, Judy. Why? Because you write as you and don’t try to write as anybody else (if you get my drift). Writing tells people what the person behind the words is like, and I like you as a person and as a writer very much even though we have never met. Carry on being you when you write and you’ve got a great writing future ahead of you.

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  2. Props to you for trying something, Judy. Stepping out of your comfort zone isn’t always easy. I’ve been there. But eventually you’ll become more comfortable with the people in your class and confident in your own work. Best of luck!

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  3. I am glad, you started writing the way you are writing. That’s why I am following you, Judy. The most successful writings are those who come from the heart. Those are uniquely yours and those are what you are best doing. When it feels comfortable you are on track 😉

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  4. Of course you can do it
    Judy you already are every day. You say you lack imagination but I see the full force of your imagination on a daily basis I think this writing exercise will be great for you I just think it will help you let go of any inhibitions and make you realize what we already know☺☺

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