by Kylie Clark
When most people think of writers, they may immediately assume that such a career/hobby is the most boring activity on the planet, or that writers are just odd people who actually enjoy school work and writing essays. Writers, however, actually learn a great deal about life through their practice. Writing has helped my mind shape itself into the pattern of thinking that I wish to live amongst, and has crafted me into the person I wish to be, along with teaching me a few very important lessons…
Lesson One: Living in One World Alone is Existence’s Most Foolish Joke
In being a writer, one of the most important rules is that our minds do not exist in only one world. The worlds that we create are ones that we undoubtedly end up spending a great deal of time in, for along with the big picture of how the other world functions, there are always intricacies and minor details to figure out. Once you create a world off of the platform of your own mind, you fall in love with your own creation.
Lesson Two: You are Never “Too Old” for Imaginary Friends
Speaking of falling in love with your own creation, another aspect of storytelling that the writer often falls in love with is their own characters (yes, even the evil ones). A writer evidently becomes friends with their own characters, crafting each being with a unique personality that the author his/herself has a great deal of love for.
Lesson Three: Thinking Never Stops
As a writer, I find myself caught in constant thought, always thinking much deeper about certain situations than I most likely have to. Spiraling thoughts and multiple ideas are a thriving lifestyle for the mind of a writer, and the thoughts are ones that the writer often has no control over.
Lesson Four: Being a Writer Can Reveal Your True Being
Throughout my life as a writer, I have gradually become the person who I know that I am, and that I want to be. The state of mind that I need to shape my life around is one that has led me to my true character and being, and without writing, I would not have been able to figure out the person that I truly am.
Lesson Five: The Human Mind is Truly Capable of Anything
Being a writer has helped me truly understand that the mind is capable of just about anything. Your mind can create and formulate any situation or scenario, and can continue expanding upon that idea until the entirety of a novel is created. The mind is the key source of creation.
Being a writer has taught me a great deal of lessons, and has led me to the life that I wish to live. Writing is, indeed, a way of life in which one can constantly live amongst their own imagination and ideas. Writing is a form of escape into another world, and a way into everything on this planet, as well as what lays beyond.