Wednesday, October 03, 2018

IWSG: Writing and Life

A new month means another post for the Insecure Writer's Support Group. You can learn more about them on their website, Facebook page, and Twitter. Our hosts for this month are Dolorah, Christopher D. Votey, Tanya Miranda, and Chemist Ken. Our question for this month is How do major life events affect your writing? Has writing ever helped you through something?

Probably the major life event that has most affected my writing is becoming a mother. Unsurprisingly, becoming a mother ate up a lot of my time, so now I have much less time for writing than I used to. However, becoming a mother has introduced me to a lot of new activities, hobbies, and experiences that I didn't have before. Motherhood has directly inspired some of my stories, such as "The Mommy Clone" (which is set in a bouncy house). It's even inspired me to try writing for children and middle grade kids, though I haven't finished Welcome to Costume City yet. Although major life events may slow down your writing for a while, ultimately they may enrich your writing. Writing can also help you process the emotions around life events, though I'd rather not go into detail here.

If you're comfortable talking about writing and life events, feel free to share your thoughts in the comments.


Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I will have to take your word for it when it comes to parenthood. maybe I'd remember my own childhood better if I'd had kids.

Ronel Janse van Vuuren said...

"Although major life events may slow down your writing for a while, ultimately they may enrich your writing" Thanks for the advice :-) Happy IWSG day!

Ronel visiting on Insecure Writer's Support Group day: Course Correction

L. Diane Wolfe said...

Anything that broadens our horizons is ultimately good.

My fiction books helped me work through a lot of early junk.

Crystal Collier said...

I think motherhood is one of the most growth-inducing steps any woman can take, and her perspective on life and the world changes monumentally. It's definitely been the thing that's changed me the most.

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