Why I Write

Here goes! My first blog-hop. No, I didn’t know what a blog-hop was either. A blog-hop starts with   one clever blogger who writes about a topic then passes the “baton” to another blogger to do the same.

Deb Baker from Sew Crafty Goodness. called out for willing baton recipients and I said “Yes please!” without knowing what I was getting myself in for…to tell the world why I write.

No, I’m not an awarding winner novelist, but yes I do write. Thank you Deb, this has been great fun.

No more procrastinating, here is..

Why I write

Writing gives my creative ideas a voice, a place, and (I hope) meaning. It is the same for my sewing, knitting, crocheting. If my ideas do not come to reality they eventually come out as one projectile creative vomit, and it’s not a pretty sight.

What am I working on?

I’m spending  my writing time on this blog. I’m taking a short break from fiction writing to concentrate on getting Miss Pippilotta up and running. Creating an editorial calendar, drafting posts and taking photos is consuming all of my usual writing time. The fictional characters I created have stopped; suspended in mid-conversations, mid-actions and mid-thoughts, till I get a back to them. I won’t leave them alone for too long. One of them is about to receive some spectacular news.

How does my writing differ from others in my genre?

Every writer has their own style. Some might say the success of their styles vary, but I disagree, we all find writers whose style resonates with us. My style? My writing teachers and classmates told me that I have a quirky, humourous style of writing with unexpected more serious moments. That is a good description of my personality and what readers of Miss Pippilotta will experience.

As for my genre and where I fit in the blogging world, well that’s work-in-progress. Misadventures in sewing, knitting, crochet, music, dancing and observations of the world is what I intend to share.

How does your writing process work?

The best description is messy; very, very messy. I write my ideas into notebooks, on envelopes of bills and my phone. I write the first draft without thinking too much, otherwise my internal critic would never let me get past the first sentence. Preferably I like to sleep on a piece and then finish it the next day. If I can’t sleep on it, a good walk, or a dance around my apartment has the same effect.


Would you like to read about other writers and why they write? This “blog-hop” started (I think) with Always Josefa, hop on over!

Oh and if/when I find unsuspecting baton recipients, I’ll name them right here. 😉

Meet Karen from www.awonderinglife.com 
Her blog is a new space for her to wander and wonder about her life as a partner, mum, friend, social worker, reader and writer – she is trying to move the pondering out of her head and to the screen

Over to you Karen!



2 Comment

  1. Deb Baker says:

    Great post Leah!! Don’t leave your fiction writing alone for too long. I would love to read your story – I want to hear what this spectacular news is?!?! xx

    1. misspippilotta says:

      Hehehe – a bit of suspense is always good. I promise I won’t leave my characters hanging for too long and will share a short story or two on here. Thank you Deb, I really enjoying writing this post.

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