Sometimes I get the feeling I'm more of a someone on-line than I am in the real world.
On-line I can be anyone or anything. On the computer, I get along with people better because I can choose to ignore them. I find that I am a nicer person on-line, I can give myself time to stop, think, and calm down before I let my Irish temper fly off the handle; or just remain silent.
In the cyber world I'm known as a writer. People concentrate on that aspect of who I am. Some even ask for my advice or opinion, in regards to writing.
In the real world I'm known for my organized life, discipline procedures, and love of animals. I'm asked for advice about kids, animals, spouses, and my views on various other things. All of these are important, as they are parts of a well-rounded me. In the real world, my writing isn't as important to everyone else as it is to me.
It's hard for me to separate all the aspects of who I am. There are times when I can't find the writer in my day-to-day life. To make my inner writer come out and play, I've made some changes.
These changes are in the form of a writers forum and the relationships I've made there, reading and commenting on other writer's blogs, carrying a tiny notebook and pen everywhere, searching weekly for writing contests, and lastly, started this blog.
What do you do to make your inner writer come out and play?