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A hurricane instead of steady rain

When you look on the internet, the advice for new writers starting their blogs seems to be to have a unified theme instead of posting random musings.

May I scream just a little? Please?

Don’t get me wrong, if you’re the one-theme writer, then go for it. But I suspect most folks aren’t so one-dimensional. Seeing myself sitting at the desk, typing the same thing over and over feels too Jack Torrance if you know what I mean. Next, you’re picking up a fire ax and chasing your loved ones through a hedge maze screaming like a maniac.

Alright, maybe it’s not that bad. But it’s at least like eating the same bowl of Cheerios. Every meal. Every day. Forever.

I enjoy posting my thoughts on the writing life. I also enjoy discussing my adventures learning Linux, working out, gaming or the little things that grace my day to day. Please don’t think I believe drafting posts solely on writing is dull. I’m saying there are other things I enjoy just as much as writing and my blog reflects those interests. Why should I run three separate websites because someone I never met says I should? That if I want to be a real writer, I should create content solely on that theme? I like to think of Writing Wearing a Straitjacket to be more like a hurricane, instead of a steady rain shower. My thoughts are all over the place; sometimes about writing, other times not.

I don’t think my posting a guide on playing Fallout 4  makes me less of a writer. With the all the work going into writing a good guide, it might make me even better between the sheets — get your mind out of the gutter people — of paper that is.

This site started as a personal sounding board for me to whine about being a writer. And it still is, more or less. But, it’s also a great space to get to know more about myself and to figure out my purpose in the greater digital world.

Photo by Amaury Laporte

Published in On My Mind The Writing Life

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