Thursday, April 12, 2007

The Power of Words

As writers, words are our lifeblood - our reason for being, essentially. Words are what allow us to inform, entice, excite, entertain or otherwise elicit emotion from our readers.

We are so wrapped up in words, in fact, that perhaps at times we forget to notice when words have become no longer our friend, but our enemy.

Words are powerful.

I am a firm believer that words are more powerful than any physical action one could possibly take against me. Truthfully, I'd rather be physically punched in the gut than be the recipient of a vicious verbal attack. Why?

Because words can hurt. Emotionally. Deep down to the very core of your being. I don't like that.

Starting today, I am going to make a conscience effort to watch how I use my words around other people. Words are my life, but I'm choosing not to use something so powerful to hurt another person knowingly and/or voluntarily.

Perhaps, as writers, we should all strive to do the same?

Best,

Denise

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At 1:57 PM, Blogger Georganna Hancock said...

Hi Denese,

Sorry to communicate with you this way, but I can't find an email address. You can delete this comment.

Due to a conflict with an older website, I've had to rename my blog "A Writer's Edge" (if the apostrophe causes difficulty--a slash to appear--on your system, just omit it). Sorry to have to ask you for the change. Same URL.

Thanks, Georganna Hancock

 
At 2:11 PM, Blogger Denise said...

Georganna,

Thank you for letting me know. I've made the change. Hmm... my e-mail address is all over the place, but here it is in case you ever need to contact me again.

dshively@cox.net

 
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