All about writing…

The world revolves around writing.  Isn’t it amazing?  Talented artists can say what they want, but ultimately what sells is the writing.

An actor reads dialogue.  A writer provided the dialogue. 

Television or movie producers envision the scenes on a script.  A screenwriter wrote the script.

A singer belts out lyrics.  I don’t think I have to elaborate.

Books, Magazines, greeting cards, advertisements, speeches, declarations, announcements…the list can go on forever.

The bottom line.  Writing is part of life.

It communicates to us.  It tells us the morning news, and what the weather will be like this afternoon.

It announces a new product, or reinvents an old one.  It introduces us to history, or gives us a glimpse of the future.

It teaches proper grammar, algebra and ethics.

It promotes an ideal, or bashes an opinion.  It expresses love, hate, passion, disinterest, indignation, praise, scorn, life and death.

I don’t know why I’m raving about this.  I think because I just realized what an important job we have.

And I say we very loosely.  Only a selected few get to write for the world to read. 

But if deep down inside, you cherish every word.  If in the pits of your soul, you clamor for a pen and paper (or a keyboard in our day and age) to truly express yourself. 

If the only way you know to tell everyone what you think, how you feel, what you imagine is through words, then most likely you’re a writer.

And as writers, we need to continue writing.  In a society where it seems that words get lost in the media, I think it’s important to still see the greatness of the written word.

Lets instill it in our children.  Let them love reading, and they’ll come to appreciate writing.

My daughter goes to bed with a book clutched under her arm.  It warms me to know that she loves her books, and never will there be no time for reading in our home.  I think I’ve started a tradition.

Hopefully from my household will stream a slew of readers.

And maybe a few writers. 

My daughter comes to me with a pen and asks for paper.

Can I write too daddy?  She asks.  I can only smile as I hand over the paper.

Time for writing….

All the time in the world.


4 thoughts on “All about writing…

  1. My children are the same. They all love books and love trying to write stories.
    I reckon that if you manage to interest children in books, then as a parent you have ‘done good.’ Obviously this is vastly oversimplified – but for me the art of storytelling is a gift.
    A pleasure as always,

  2. Sharon J says:

    Leo, when you write your posts, almost without fail it could so easily have been me writing them, our thoughts are that similar.

    This has actually given me an idea for a post about my children and how they’ve reacted to books. It’s interesting because my oldest has profound learning disabilities and CANNOT read (he’s 28) and yet…. yes, there’s definitely a story to tell there. Not today because I’ll be travelling all day. Tomorrow, though.

    Sharon xx

  3. Marie says:

    Hi Leo,

    This is a great post. So sweet about your daughter wanting to write. I believe all children should be encouraged to do so.

    Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog. I really like your blog so I’m going to link it if that’s OK.

  4. leo2all says:

    Caroline – I totally agree, story telling is a gift that we should share with our kids.

    Sharon – Thanks for stopping by. Im glad you can relate to my writing, its inspiration to continue. Looking forward to your post.

    Marie – That is very cool. Thank you, and I will certainly return the favor.

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