Why I Write: The Power of the Written Word

Before-word: As I’m spending more time building this blog, I’ve been thinking a lot about writing—the art of writing and the power of the written word. I love to write. And chances are if you’re on this site, you’re a blogger which means you also love to write. Or, you’re here because you love to read. Either way, I hope you enjoy this short piece where I share the reasons why I write and the value I place on the written word.

To as far back as I can remember, I wrote what I could not or wished not to vocally express. Words help me unlock what I think and feel subconsciously. And, writing is the process through which I can harmonize and connect my mind (inner thoughts and feelings) with lived experiences.

Writing is a powerful tool—it can create, influence, inform, and communicate. In fact, I’d say it’s arguably the best connector. Writing connects us to each other and it connects stories, experiences and cultures across time and space. When you read the writings of a writer from eons past, for instance, it allows you into her/his mind and into the experiences of that period. In this way writing transcends time.

Writing allows for creative self-expression reflective of the state we’re in. Ideas and experiences change as we grow and what’s once written can be updated with our evolved thoughts, expounding on the past and being influenced by the present.

Because the written word immortalizes thoughts and feelings, as a writer I know I must be authentic. Authenticity requires vulnerability, transparency and truth—first to myself and then to the subject at hand. And writing in this way requires bravery. Bearing all of this in mind when I write, gives my voice a trustworthy platform that I hope readers discern.

When all is said and done though, I write for this one reason: so that my voice does not die within me unexpressed and unheard!

This motivation led me to publish my first book: “Moments: A Poetic Heart Journey”, and it’s also the drive in building this blog.

Thank you for reading!

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In creative solidarity, Dee

42 thoughts on “Why I Write: The Power of the Written Word

  1. Beautifully written. I couldn’t agree more about how how writing is a great way to keep us connected and how it connects stories, experiences and cultures. Congrats on publishing your first book, that’s quite an accomplishment. Take care. Linda

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    1. Thanks Linda – yes indeed I felt it was a huge accomplishment to publish. I hope to do it again–maybe based on a compilation of all these blog posts. Wishing you a lovely weekend ahead. cheers, Dee

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  2. I loved reading about your writing journey, Dee.
    I’ve always journaled to get ‘stuff off my chest,’ as the saying goes. Better out than in, right?
    I decided to learn writing for publication back in 2003. I used to write a lot more than I do now, even had a monthly gardening column published locally for 12 years. Then I started my blog and wrote quite a bit in the beginning. Life gave me a few challenges, and I starting posting more photos and less writing and that is where it presently sits!

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    1. Yeah I agree with you Eliza — better out than in. And that’s why I write. I love your blog – I think your flowers speak for themselves. You need very little words with those beauties. I can see a coffee-table style book of just your flowers ….

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  3. Wonderful post! Congratulations on publishing your book!💫 I started blogging for the first time six months ago for my 61st birthday. I am a recovering social media avoider and launching my blog publicly was terrifying. But I find writing healing, and it has helped me grow a bolder voice. I’ve especially loved discovering other writers here. Thank you..❤

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      1. d3vy3n

        Oh that’s awesome, and yeah it’s my first time blogging. I figured, you’re not that bad either. You’re creative and I really love your write ups.


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