Member Rara Avis
The Shores of Alone
Hi Brian, this is interesting, I have a few different methods. One is just sitting watching or listening to something that touches me, and I start writing. These I rarely edit, though I'm sure they could be improved on.
I used to write a lot at work, when I had a quiet moment, for some reason the stress, and then the quiet would make something kick in. Usually scribbled out on scrap paper, and then put together at home.
Mostly, I write from emotion, and it is usually sad or angry. Happiness for some reason, rarely inspires me. Then again, it is so rare to feel happy, that maybe I just don't know how to portray it.
The only time I sit and ponder over my lines, is when I am writing a particular form. Sometimes my thoughts want to rhyme and have a beat, sometimes they just blather out in their own rambling way.
Thanks for asking
I just realized I must like talking about myself LOL I have benn doing a lot of it in this forum. Maybe its cause no one listens to me in person.