Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Passionate Pen

This weekend our priest gave a rousing homily.  He felt the need for the first time in 30 years to preach politics at the pulpit.  The passion could be heard in the deep timbre of his voice and the empathetic gesturing of his robed arms. He ended with a heartfelt cry of “God Bless America”.  Maybe not everyone agreed with his homily, but no one sitting in the pews listening doubted the passion he had for his topic.

It got me to thinking about how I write.  I want to write with a passionate pen. My hopes is that people will read my writing and feel.  Feel happy, motivated, sad, inspired, or maybe angry. I just want them to read my words and feel the passion for which they were written. 

Have you ever read a book that was just words on paper?  It might have had a plot and some decent characters, but when you put the book down you never thought of it again.  I don’t want to write a book that is forgotten on the shelf. I’d like to write a story that moves the reader to laughter or tears.  One that will stay with them long after they’ve finished.

What kind of pen would you like to write with? 


Terri Tiffany said...

Welcome back!!
I feel the same way as you do Kara. I want to write something worthy of reading and that someone might remember even part of later,

Jessica Nelson said...

When I was a kid the homily was my favorite part of mass because Father Arnold always told great stories and made things funny. :-)
I want a passionate pen too! How boring to write about something I don't love. lol

T. Anne said...

I'd like to grip peoples emotions and not let go until the final page. I'm really trying to pull this off with my new WIP. It's a strange and daring feat and it can border on cheesy if I'm not careful. I think it's going to require twice as much editing as my regular novels do.

Kara said...

Thanks Terri!
Jessica a priest with a good humor and great stories is a blessing!
T.Anne I hear what you are saying, I think it takes more work too. But so worth it in the end:)