Thursday, 12 January 2012

Writing when angry

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Hiya! So, yesterday evening for about 30 minutes I was in a bad mood, more like I was angry at something that had happened. Usually when I'm angry I prefer not to burst out in anger because I don't want to risk feeling like a monster. Actually I like to write when I'm angry, that is, tell my laptop and only my laptop what is going through my mind. I'd write about what is making me angry, or the person that is making me angry or get the idea for the plot of a short story from the situation. Sometimes I even concentrate better when I'm angry and get the zeal to continue working on the novel I'm writing.

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Funny, that's how it works for me sha.

But yesterday, i didn't even write anything when I was angry because I was to lazy to press the power button on my laptop and instead I cried to ease my self of the bitter emotion. I also remembered the discussion I had with someone about six months ago. I was talking to the person about how much I liked writing and hinted that I usually got the zeal to write when angry. He just shook his head and went "I wouldn't do that if I were you. I used to do that when I was younger but I've realized it's not the best". I asked him why he said so but he didn't give a straight answer but just went "It's better not too"

So yesterday when i remembered that conversation I got thinking and wondered why "it's better not too". Since I've realized it works for me, I don't see what's so wrong with it. Besides yesterday night I continued working on my novel which by the way I had worked on last, maybe September last year, what with all I had been busy with. Maybe, it's the anger that helped or maybe because I thought the anger helped I decided to continue writing from where I stopped.

Another funny thing is that most of the time people that get me angry usually feature as characters in my book. Now that's something, cos it's helped to keep my work going, albeit at a slow pace. But anyway I'll get there. The young shall

So writing when angry, is it okay or is it inadvisable in your opinion?


  1. lol about the people that get you angry featuring in your book. I don't know about your friend, but when I am angry I write and cry it out. When I am upset with my husband I write him a letter. Writing is good for me, helps me deal with the anger.

  2. Thank you jare! You go girl. I'm glad I'm not the only one that does that.
    Thanks for stopping by.

  3. I think it depends on what you're trying to write. You can write an essay piece on a vexing topic in that mood but not a love scene, lol.

  4. Yeah, exactly it depends on what one is writing


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