A few days ago I wrote a post in which I talked about writing dangerously.
Many consider writing a passive act. It’s just pen, paper and thoughts. So to “write dangerously?” What does that mean?
To me, writing dangerously is to slough off those fluffy surface thoughts. You know, those thoughts that come up that echo what you think everyone else is thinking. The ones that you word carefully so there is no chance of a conflict from your reader. It’s the words that take the place of the ones you delete, because you worried what somebody would think of your original words. It’s why you chose to write a funny post instead of that one about something you saw in the news that lit you up.
Writing dangerously is:
Writing what charges you. Writing what fuels your passion. Writing about what angers you. Writing about what keeps you up at night fuming. Writing about what scares you. Writing about the emotional monsters that plague you. Writing about what reduces you to tears. Writing about what pushes you to want to make a difference. Writing about what changes you. Writing about what challenges you. Writing about what makes you want to fight. Writing about what makes you different. Writing about something ugly. Writing about something unacceptable. Writing that pushes the limits. Writing about what breaks boundaries. Writing about what breaks hearts. Writing that makes you want to throw up. Writing like no one is reading. Writing as though you don’t care if anyone reads it.
You are writing dangerously when you are writing YOU.