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Blog entries by Greyson

I wanted to start this off by saying something about how I'm very glad to be back and apologize for having disappeared, as honestly I am both of those things. But instead, I think that I'll spend this time explaining what sent me back. I made a blog in these past few months for a class I'm in right now and I've been posting there what I can make while also studying, reading, and writing for classes. It was a personal blog dedicated to forcing me to post WIPs and just get some people...
[I would like to start by saying that while I arrive at a conclusion here, it is by no means the end-all be-all. If you have anything you would like to add, please feel free to speak up. I would love to get some new perspectives on this, I just ask that you be respectful/tactful in your approach. If you require clarification on anything said, let me know, I would be glad to explain further. :) ]...
Is it possible that all of us hold, within our souls or minds, an end that we are destined or born to take? I do not mean that we are inevitably forced down a single path, or that we are without free will and sentenced to a certain end, but rather that there are certain activities we have greater dispositions of power and will towards, activities that we are naturally inclined to do and naturally better at. We are not forced to pursue these things, whether they be sport or editing or...
Life has a funny way of reminding you about the past even while you’re trying to live in the present. The other day, a friend and I set out to go to a political rally -- I was actually helping him with some work for his respective party. The drive ahead was about a two hour endeavor, so beforehand I had been thinking about what music to listen to on the way down, a decision that holds no small gravity to me. Scrolling through the myriad disjointed songs I glued together into a mismatched...
[So I was originally going to respond with this on kaminoshiyo's blog entry The Meaning of Life, but I ended up writing a bit too much to justify posting as just a comment. So out of respect and as a means to not hijack his thread, I have created this one here as a means of response and a place to air my thoughts from that post. I would recommend reading kaminoshiyo's blog first (linked earlier) to ensure that you are seeing the whole discussion and so that this does not seem like random...
I'm not sure if any of you have noticed this, but I have a pretty deep fascination with Taoism and the Tao de Ching (I mention it like this because my signature is an excerpt from the book). Anyway, I've been thinking recently -- oh god I know what a horrible thing to do! -- and I have been contemplating the idea of balance. Now, for those of you who might be unfamiliar with the Tao de Ching, it is an ancient Chinese philosophical/religious text that was meant to instruct its readers on how...
I've been told all my life that living only truly starts when you leave your comfort zone. A terrifying prospect, for sure, but I have held it near to my heart for a long time and I think that there is some veracity to the statement. It doesn't call for you to jump off a cliff or swim with sharks (two things that absolutely terrify me by the way). Instead, it merely asks that you attempt to expand that bubble we all have, inch by inch, to get to a more full you. Right now, I'm in Virginia...
[I was bored at work and the ticking of a clock behind my head started to give me a migraine, so I thought I should thank it for all it's done for me in my life and yours.] What sweeter sound is there in this world than dry, rasping knock of an analog clock? The seconds, minutes, and hours pittering by, all in the friendly reminder to us that there is no slowing in our countdown. At a glance, we can discern just how much of our day we have missed, wasted, or enjoyed. And how could we truly...
I just watched a movie on Netflix that I cannot even begin to understand how it was a thing. I cannot fathom why anyone thought that this particular movie was good. But apparently, against all odds, people came together and agreed that the steaming pile of excrement that was this movie was actually good. But let me rewind for a second. I was bored and tired and in the mood to just sit back and watch a movie. I had been watching Wes Anderson films for the past few days, but I tend to do...
So, back to the ol' grind at my internship again. Been going in feeling much better lately. I was sitting at my desk, clopping away at the keyboard to make up a quick questionnaire my boss had asked for when he sent me an email. "Look through that, see if there's anything important in there we might need to save for the future," he said off-offhandedly. See, my position right now is to sift through the history of this place and compile a book on it that gives the brief history of the...
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