Friday, May 5, 2006

Poison

Resentment is poison. The longer you are doing something (or in a relationship, etc.) that you resent, the more poison you take in for your soul. The sooner you can get out of that situation the better. We might think that the "angst" and "anger" is good for our writing. I disagree. I find my writing so much better when I am content and fulfilled. I don't need to be angry to write about anger. I don't need to be despaired to write about despair. In fact, the happier I am, the better I am as a writer because I free myself from all that unnecessary emotional baggage. I can focus on creating. Then again, I write about love. I assume if you write horror, it might be different.

10 comments:

Kira said...

I attempt to write horror, and the more content I am, the more work I get done. I think writing any emotion is about the trick of memory and moments, love or fear.

Ray Wong said...

Precisely, Kira. Certainly our experiences as people help us as writers and we can draw upon these memories to help us write about emotions.

Kira said...

I can't imagine how else to write about them, honestly. If not for experience, I think most writing would be awfully flat.

Dama Negra said...

Very true words, Ray. Imagine if all the writers of the world were angry and resented... No, definitely not.

Unique said...

Gosh darn. No wonder I can't get anything done.

You're right, I was thinking this very thought today. (Ouch)

Pass The Torch said...

So true! Resentment IS poison. I'm never very inspired unless I'm happy.

Lately I've been very inspired;)

Great blog, by the way!

Ray Wong said...

Welcome to my blog, Kelly.

Ray Wong said...

And don't mind the other nutcases. They're just resentful. ;)

September said...

hey, speak for yourself.

But, have to say I agree -- I write plenty when I'm happy. Never knew anger to be good for the writing soul.

Unique said...

Only if I'm on a rant and want to make up cool, new swear words, Esther. Then being angry is a plus. :D

Can ya dig it?
Time to update, Ray-man. (smooch)