Saturday, September 15, 2012

Things I Tell Students About Writing: A Special Kind of Work (September Theme) by Bob Krech

Writing is a special kind of work. You do not have to have a license or a special degree to do it. You don't have to have any special equipment. It is not expensive to get started. It doesn't matter where you live. You can do it anywhere. You can do it anytime day or night. It doesn't matter if your parents did it or not, you can still do it. You can do it alone or with other people. You don't have to tell anyone you are doing it unless you want to. You can do it for long periods of time or short. You can be any age. It is doesn't matter what race, sex, creed, or nationality you are, you can still do it. You do not need anyone's permission to do it. You can do it any way you want to. You can eat while doing it or listen to music. You can do it standing up or sitting down. You can take a nap and then get up and keep doing it. It doesn't matter what the weather is like, you can still do it. You can do it in a car, train, or plane. You can stop doing it whenever you want. You can be right-handed or left-handed. You can do it for money or for fun or both. You can learn a lot about the world from it. You can learn a lot about yourself from it. You do not have to comb your hair or take a shower before you do it. You can read a book, watch a movie, take a walk, or talk to a person, and all of those things might help you do it even better. You can do it just for yourself or share it with others. You can do it no matter what mood you are in. It doesn't matter what you wear when you do it. You could be rich or poor or middle class, you can still do it. Your ability to do it, doesn't fade as you get older. The more you do it the better you will probably get at it.  You can do it happily ever after. Writing is a special kind of work.

3 comments:

  1. I really love this post, Bob. Especially this: "You can do it happily ever after." Indeed.

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  2. Thanks. It is a pretty unique endeavor.

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  3. You can do it in a plane. You can do it on a train. You can do it here or there. You can do it anywhere!

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