Writing is Magical & Here’s Five Reasons Why!

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Greetings bookworms and welcome back! Funny story: I was so set on doing a Top Five Wednesday post, only to find out five minutes ago that Goodreads is down, under maintenance, meaning I cannot access this week’s topic! (These are the times I regret checking the night before. Silly silly Josie!)
But anywho, the show must go on. And I am going to (somewhat) stick to the Top Five theme by giving you five things I love about writing!
Are you a writer?
An aspiring writer?
Are you someone who sits around, wishing they could write?
Are you someone who is sitting around, just waiting for the right spark that will get your writing passion started?
Keep reading if you fit into any of these… But if you aren’t any of these things, keep reading anyway because… why not? Delve into the minds of these crazy people called ‘writers’. 

Writing ignites a fire of passion in me so great that it would blind you. There is something so spectacular about writing, whether it be non-fiction writing, or fiction. There’s a certain thrill that comes with creating something original from the depths of your mind. When I was in high school, I always looked forward to writing essays or doing assessments that required extended writing. Yes, I was that weird kid. 

I can’t explain what it feels like to write. Sometimes in the shower, a wave of feeling comes over me, a feeling which I can only describe as the holy-writing-fire, and all I can think about is the magic of my fingertips moving as words flow across the page (whether it be through pen and paper, or keys and a monitor). 

Fiction is especially magical to write. And that’s what I’m going to share with you all today, whether you are fellow fiction writers, or are non-writers who are looking for a way to understand what is so special about writing. Don’t stop reading, because I’m about to fire at you my top five reasons/things that makes writing a magical experience. 

1. Creating worlds, stories, people, from your own imagination

Our minds are an intricate web of thoughts, ideas, dreams, within our conscious and unconscious state. Some of these ideas lie right on the surface and are very reachable, while others involve you have to dive into the deep ocean of thoughts to get to those long lost treasures at the bottom. Writing allows you to pull the entire sea of your mind up, so you can pour it all out in the form of words. Is it just me? 

I feel like when we write, especially fiction, we are pulling our deepest ideas and thoughts out to the surface. Creating characters who are similar to you, or completely the opposite. Creating worlds with backstories and history that you’ve never heard about in your life! It’s a thrill to do this. Don’t even try to deny it. 

2. The zone

You know when you get that burst of inspiration, and you begin to write and it just flows on endlessly and you feel like you have an unlimited amount of words that you need to get out? I call this the zone. 

One of the most exhilarating things that I find makes writing amazing is when you get into the zone. When you feel like nothing can stop the flurry of words in your mind and there is a clear picture of where you want your story to go. IT’S THE BEST FEELING, I TELL YOU.

3. Unlimited possibilities

I am absolutely in love with writing because of how unlimited it is. You could write about anything and everything. You could write a story about whatever the heck you want, with any kind of main character, set in any place or time. 

Writing will never get old. There is always something new that you can discover, always something new for your to write about, if you let your mind reach and take a hold of it.

4. NaNoWriMo & other writing events

I have never participated in a writing event as of yet (emphasis on ‘as of yet’), but I have witnessed how much excitement and happiness comes with joining in with something like the global community writing event that is NaNoWriMo. Not only does these things get you pumped to write like madmen/women, it brings all the writers of the world together in perfect competitive harmony! IT’S FABULOUS I TELL YOU. 

5. Getting awesome feedback

I’ve experienced this first-hand. Just as we love people telling us we look good today, or that we did an amazing job at a certain thing, the same goes for our writing. I’ve sent my first few chapters of my current work in progress to people and the feedback was incredible! And I’m not just talking about good feedback. 

Is it weird of my to say I like the negative feedback too? Let’s just call it constructive criticism, because… that’s basically what it is! I love getting enthusiastic emails back to me saying how much they enjoyed reading and how engaged they were, and then I get even more thrill when they start to suggest some improvements. THREE CHEERS FOR IMPROVEMENTS. After all, how could you ever get better if you don’t get outside opinions? 


So you got a glimpse into some of the many reasons I adore writing. And I only scratched the surface here, I assure you there is so many positives that come with writing. It’s an amazing way to let your mind run wild, and let out all that suppressed imagination.
Of course, I know it’s not for everyone, so for all of you who are non-writers, I hope you enjoyed gaining some reasoning into the minds of people who love to write!

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45 thoughts on “Writing is Magical & Here’s Five Reasons Why!

  1. I bet you’re getting tired of my comments by now… but I couldn’t resist, even though I’m so late on this! XD
    Ever since I was a child, I loved to write, precisely for many of the reasons you mentioned! The unlimited possibilities and the thought of creating my own story was—is—so appealing to me. Oftentimes though I’d end up starting something but not finishing it… a habit I’m trying hard to change!

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    • I know right? Sometimes I sit back and wonder how some writers can create such intricate and elaborate worlds all from their brains. It’s fantastic!
      Thank you so much Jeann! 😊

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  5. I am definitely not a writer. Kudos to you because this process is so difficult, yet loved by so many when you create it. I love all of your ideas. I am certain that they are helpful to anyone struggling with NaNo right now! ❤

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    • I admit, writing is tough sometimes, but it’s something that makes me feel totally alive!
      Thank you so much! I hope so, I know a few people who are struggling with NaNoWriMo right now.

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  6. Hey Josie! You’ve changed your design since I’ve been away; I love it! Also, I completely feel you with “the Zone.” It’s my absolute favorite thing about writing! I actually just recently got back to editing my first work.

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  7. I love the zone! That feeling when you just can’t stop thinking about your characters and imagining yourself writing out the words any time of the day…
    Another thing why I love writing is because you get to share your thoughts and feelings to the world. It’s such a great medium for someone who doesn’t like talking that much like me.

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    • Yes! The zone is so awesome for that reason.
      Ah I can’t believe I forgot that reason! You’re so right! I’m not a big talker either, I’m very introverted, so writing is a great way for me to express myself. 😊

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  8. Great post! 😀
    Sometimes I wish I was an awesome writer! I’m better at reading than writing though, lol. I am VERY thankful for all you writers though, because where would I be without all my books!?! ❤

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  10. I love getting feedback! When they point out something obvious, or praise you on something amazing, or give really amazing tips on what you could do better and what you’re already doing well.

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  11. You should definitely participate in NaNo, Josie. It’s really great for the exact reasons that you stated. Plus, it’s not about the finish. It’s about the start, it’s about getting the words on the paper and getting people started writing. Some people don’t try because it’s a daunting goal, but writing isn’t about the goal. It’s about the journey. NaNo supports that and that’s why I enjoy it. You should try it next year! ^.^

    Oh! I love the feedback! The best part is when they call something out that you didn’t notice, some inconsistency, or something they’d like more of. Those are ten times better than the ‘I love it’ e-mails because it pushes you to edit, adapt, strive for more. It helps us grow as writers. Feedback is so important!

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  12. Great blog post! I would love to write something fictional one day! And this has definatly encouraged me to do so! I’ve literally just got back into reading as I have much more free time after graduating high school so I’m trying to catch up with my reading a little bit before I actually decide to write something fictional..It might be fantasy as I am very obsessed with this genre at the moment!

    It’s great that you have gotten feedback on your first few chapters already! Positive or negetive feedback is a huge help and it helps you make your novel out this world (literally cause your doing fantasy)

    Good luck with writing the rest of your epic novel! Once again great blog post thats really encouraged me to write my own novel!

    Nisha x

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    • Yay! Thank you, I’m so glad this gave you some inspiration/motivation to write! I’m so glad you got back into reading, I also have graduated high school (high five to us!!!) and I am so happy to have more time to read.

      I ADORE writing the fantasy genre! It’s my favourite! If you want any help or would like to do a little write-along with me, let me know!

      Thank you for the good luck wishes! And once again I am so glad this post encouraged you 💕

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  13. This is such an amazing post Josie! Not only did you capture what I feel when I write, but you did it in such a way that makes it seem universal. Writing is so important to me – it’s my escape, my reality, and how I vent when I’m upset. Everything around me serves as inspiration and it’s really enabled me to have a different, brighter outlook on life. Something bad happens? Well, know I know how to describe it for a main character.

    I’ve always loved to write, ever since I was a little thing – and I mean like four/five years old. I’ve always loved Essays and I’ve always been pretty damn good at it too – which people gave me a lot of crap for.

    I also really like constructive criticism – not just the criticism where people bash on you cause they feel like it. I love it when someone can tell me what they don’t like about my writing or what they think needs work, as long as they can support it. My biggest pet peeve is when people don’t like something simply because they don’t like it.

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    • Oh my gosh Samantha, your comment really makes me so happy! I’m so glad I captured the beauty of what it feels like to write. That was definitely what I was trying to achieve!

      Writing has been a passion of mine for a while now too! That’s so awesome that it was your passion since you were little. I CANT BELIEVE PEOPLE GAVE YOU CRAP ABOUT BEING A GOOD ESSAY WRITER! I would be showering you with praise!!

      Constructive criticism is awesome! It can really help improve the way you write and make you more conscious of what you’re writing too!

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      • People are weird : ) that’s what I told myself. Now that I’m older, I realize that they were just jealous – but still.

        I’m glad I made you happy ❤️ your post sort of made my day a million times better 😘

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  14. I don’t think it’s weird to like constructive criticism! As you say, it’s proof that your readers were so engaged with the story they noticed things that could make it even better. The worst feedback is when readers say, “Yeah, it was fine” and NOTHING ELSE. Argh! They may think they’re being nice, but I’d rather hear they didn’t like it and the reasons why so I can fix things 🙂

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  15. Such a great post, Josie! I love writing so much because of the many reasons you just quoted. Let me reassure you, I was the weird kid who loved writing essays and stuff at school, too (and the one who always got reprimanded because I wrote WAY more words than I was supposed to, but well, you can’t stop once you start, right?!)
    Being able to create worlds, characters, and having unlimited possibilites right at your fingertips, is honestly the best feeling, I love it! 🙂

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    • Yay! I’m glad you could relate and I’m also glad that WE WERE BOTH THE WEIRD KIDS! Woo hoo!
      It’s like, you’ve got the power to do whatever the heck you want and that’s so thrilling! 😍
      Thank you for stopping by 💕

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