My Hand Moves the Pen

May 24, 2011
By Jean16Bean PLATINUM, Batavia, New York
Jean16Bean PLATINUM, Batavia, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Writing is not hard. Just get paper and pencil, sit down and write as it occurs to you. The writing is easy-it's the occurring that's hard."-Stephen Leacock


I used to feel so self-conscious about my writing. I didn't like putting my opinions or thoughts on paper, it almost scared me. They were MY thoughts, MY ideas, so why should I put pen to paper and let them loose, let them be so vulnerable, where ANYbody could see them?
But then this argument comes: why should I NOT share my work? I know I'm no Shakespeare, but I will (in all modesty) give myself some credit for being a good writer. I am now comfortable with turning my ideas into a story or poem, and letting them loose. After all, it's fiction! Not my innermost thoughts and feelings. Will I someday read my work (maybe I will be and author) and laugh? I might look at all the mistakes I made in my work, and laugh at my "deep" writing, written when I didn't even know how to use a semicolon!
Or will I look back on this writing and greatly appreciate my youthful writing? Will I realize how well my mind could put together words?
Writing is a beautiful thing, and I am glad that I have the ability to enjoy putting pen to paper.



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on Jun. 6 2011 at 8:14 am
Jean16Bean PLATINUM, Batavia, New York
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Favorite Quote:
"Writing is not hard. Just get paper and pencil, sit down and write as it occurs to you. The writing is easy-it's the occurring that's hard."-Stephen Leacock

Thanks so much!

on Jun. 3 2011 at 10:12 pm
ShyWriting42 BRONZE, Mesquite, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure...We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God."

Reminds me of how I feel sometimes; very well written. Love it!


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