Day One: Stepping into the field

Of writing, writering and the alphabet

There are 26 letters in the English alphabet and depending on the source, there are anywhere from about 250,000 core words to over 1 million words in English using different combinations of those letters.

Each letter of the alphabet has a sound, a shape, an energy, and when placed next to other letters, form words that make sentences that make paragraphs that sometimes create wonderful stories and books and scripts and poems … all of which is writing which uses letters that form our language — spoken and written.

Even as our language changes and the grammar changes, the letter stay the same. Those 26 letters are the DNA used to create what we create with words: life’s expression, life extension in stories told in myriad ways from poetry to plays, tweets and skywriting and Powerpoint presentations.

I had another blog for about 16 months where I wrote about whatever struck my fancy and where I broke all the blogging rules. But I found that I started to gravitate to writing about writing and writering, which to be honest was not all that interesting to my friends and family, even if it is of interest to me.

So, I closed that blog and launched this one to focus on the topic and world of writing. Full disclosure: I don’t love writing. In fact I have a hate/love relationship with it — but it is one of those things that I can’t not do, especially when I get paid to do it. Playing with the alphabet is one way to make it fun.


About FS

Toronto, Canada. Writing about slices of life, the moments and minor details of which come into awareness or out of imagination and the spaces inbetween.
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