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writ•er

noun     /rītər/


A writer is a person
Who sees the world differently
From a high perspective of understanding
To an easily balanced imagery

They stand at the edge of the cliff
And run that extra mile
To gain what a normal person cannot see
And to obtain the hope that they wish to cherish


A writer is a person
Who buries their ego and places boulders upon it
They learn the rules, follow the rules, and will break the rules
And make writing their own

They lay upon the dusty old ground of a graveyard
And do an annual ritual to free the inspiration that has been pinned down
They want to show their abnormality to everyone around
And make this journey an unforgettable experience


Writers are masters of inspiration
And will set aside whatever may ruin the ecstasy of their writing
Which they will forever embrace
And will fight to claim the title author

In their world of words
Their stories are set free
Some are killed to bring back a greater life
And return like a dazzling Phoenix
So, I made my own definition for a writer because other definitions were too vague. ;) This is just a basic of being a writer!
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ChainofMercury Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015
You might've heard of this before:
writer (n.) peculiar organism capable of turning caffeine into books. XD
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Jan 11, 2015  Hobbyist Writer
:lol: I've never heard of that until now!
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growinluvhandles Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Student Writer
I love this!  You are very intelligent and talented....
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you very much! cute blush 
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EphemeralMonochrome Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Beautiful!!! So very accurate. 
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Aug 2, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :D
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CinnamonSand Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Student Digital Artist
In a nutshell, you.:D
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aww!! :aww:
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HatsuneForever Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I'm going to cry. I'm seriously going to cry. Your pieces of literature are so inspirational and from the heart and...I'm going to cry:sad: Really Sad Abandonement Fappy Cry icon_cry Emoticon: Cry 
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
Aww! Don't cry! 5 seconds hug 

You're going to make me cry just by your kind words! Happycry revamp 
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HatsuneForever Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Well, if you cry because I'm crying then I'll cry! And if your writing makes me cry and my crying makes you cry and your crying makes me cry then we're gonna drown!! But seriously, your pieces put mine to shame. Hands down. It's like 1000000000000000000000.1% cooler than any stupid cat's pajamas. And cat's pajamas are like, wow. Just wow. 
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
NO DROWNING! Run Away 

Cats in pajamas are fun! :D And it's all about practice. It doesn't make you perfect, but it sure the hell can help you improve.
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HatsuneForever Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
My mother lied to meTicked Thousands and thousands of killed trees later, and now you tell me. I must admit, though, my free verse is lower than low. Thanks for the advice! Power to the penmates! (it's a thing I do, just ignore me.)
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I've only been writing poetry for nearly a year now. I've learned by teaching myself and somewhat in school. Since I was a child, I've taught myself how to write. In just three years, I've improved tremendously.
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HatsuneForever Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That is AMAZING!!! I'm still a child...but always loved to write and draw. Of course, the jerks in school that I grew up with(and still do) would put my work down really badly, so I kept it to myself. Not really a social person, btw. But to be writing for only a year and surpass the title 'Literary Genius'?! That's just...not human. Are you from Crypton? Most of the population these days seems to originate from there...
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Jan 27, 2014  Hobbyist Writer
I get bashed daily for my writing, too, so you're not alone. My aunt, who I live with, does it. And so do idiotic kids at my school. But I try to bypass all of that and continue with my passion. I promise I'm not a literary genius, although it's nice to hear it. :aww: I'm just another human being, trying to get my writing known, so I can have a good future with it. Hah! And I'm not from Krypton...that I'm aware of. scared.... "the 2nd" 
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Army1-Red-Wolf7 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Creatively true, I adore the last four sentences the most!
However the entire write is amazing and wisely said, very well done. 
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Definitely watching. 
:D (Big Grin) 
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you, thank you!

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Army1-Red-Wolf7 Featured By Owner Oct 3, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
My pleasure, as always. .: glomp :. 
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Etorik Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Student Writer
Those are insightful words. A writer is a person who you are. :manhug:
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Jul 31, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
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poeknowsprose Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013
I really liked this. Very well put :)
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :)
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shrouded-tears Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it that you added this at the top :D :

writ•er

noun /rītər/
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I thought it would had some fun to it. :aww:
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NoOneHasBoundMe Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
writer = narcissist ........ to be a good writer one has to overcome their love affair with self
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
I respect this so much.
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UtopianWhisper Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Putting the ego aside should be the aim of every artist not just a writer. However this is something that is exceptionally hard to achieve especially when writing something emotive, there is always a risk that your own emotions may pollute it. This is made even more difficult when you are using your own experience as a backdrop for the piece - i am always struggling to avoid this in my own work as it is a fine line between spouting emotional and highly personal drivel that probably should not be read by anyone, and writing something that has actual... well... art to it. Now the personal emotion bit is no doubt a form of art but it forces the reader to view it only from a personal emotional way. To me that gets tiresome after a while. Apologies if this offends or make me sound like a cold so and so, But i strongly believe the ego should be put aside when beginning a project... like a Taoist saying "adopt the posture with an empty heart" ;-)
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
This isn't offensive or depressing. My ego sometimes does come out in some pieces. I don't think it was conveyed in this piece, but others say it did. My ego is hidden in about 60 pieces of mine and even in my books. I can't really believe in having an empty heart for anything artistic. "No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader." - George Moore
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UtopianWhisper Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
"No tears in the writer, no tears in the reader." - this is a wonderful saying (and please be assured i am talking about you or anyone here in these comments... just merely commenting on human nature in general)- If you read the poetry of Mira Bai it is filled with deep emotion but at the same time the deepest of humility. The writings of Lao Tzu has been considered emotionless. But this is not the case if one truly studies the language... The emotive is clear but so is the absolute clear cut humility. The point i am making is that on the one hand, a writer can write very emotive pieces without the self being involved. They can write clearly on being emotionless and yet show hints of emotion. This is the fault of language not the writer. Language limits us to how we can write. An empty heart means to not let emotions cloud the mind. If the mind is clouded we lose whatever point we are attempting to convey to the emotion.
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Jun 24, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
You just gave me and anyone, who is reading this, something to think about. But I think someone should be more involved with their work. I have to put emotion in mine, so somethings can be forgotten temporarily, and I can have more time to relax and be stress free. If I'm stressed, I don't write.
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UtopianWhisper Featured By Owner Jun 23, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
*Iam not talking about... meant to say
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EternalRain27 Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Student Filmographer
Putting the ego aside is ridiculously difficult, especially with regards to creating art. I completely agree with you; it should be the goal of artists in general. Whilst I think emotion in art is basically one of the most important characteristics it should have, it doesn't mean that childish whining and bitching is important (not that I think anyone has done that here). Truly impressive art often exhibits some form of emotional progress, because if you can't heal from your art, then how can you expect others too? Unfortunately, so much of the poetry on this site comes from unintelligent emotional people who we just expect to moan and complain and not progress at all. But often... You can almost "feel" when someone has written something with the intention of impressing someone else.
Simply from reading your closing line, I can tell you and I are on a similar wavelength. If you wouldn't mind, I'd really appreciate if you'd read this latest poem I wrote earlier today, [link]. It's basically a subconscious flow of writing describing what I felt during the first time I meditated. It has a lot to do with what we're talking about =). See what you think.
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UtopianWhisper Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
How rude of me i never commented on the actual piece ;-) I enjoyed this piece... found it to be a good description indeed... Liked your use of imagery too.
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BlackSilhoutte Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Beautiful lines!
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Thank you! :aww:
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EternalRain27 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
And even this [link] really just comes across as egotistical. It may as well say "I don't write from a place of empathy because I write with the intention of pleasing other people and not just myself, I want to be noticed and remembered and be made to feel special, and I need someone else to make me feel like my writing is worth anything." I really don't mean to come across as antagonistic and rude, it's just confusing to see someone talk about the ego and yet feed it so directly. I think I would have written that statement as "I find inspiration from within, and am grateful for this. I do not mind if no one looks at me because I don't express myself for others. I want to look at myself in the mirror and not feel the need to say anything."
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Actually, it does not. Just going to say, I may come off as rude here.

I like my writing. I write whatever I like. I'm not here to please other people. I came here to share over many works I have kept locked up on my flash drive for years, ideas that have never been used. Everyone has a problem with ego. Seriously, when it's mentioned in the way I have written it, things like this occur. And it actually aggravates me to even put "I don't write in a place of empathy..." in a conversation that is leading towards me. There are many works of mine that comes from a place of empathy. I write to get the past off my back because I feel relief. And if people have or had been the same situation as me, then that's fantastic.

Anyway, I want to inspire people because many people are led off the wrong track and looking for someone who can relate. I don't think you get the point of ego or empathy. Have you read my other pieces besides my perspective of writers and writing? If you would like to talk about this further, you can message me.
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EternalRain27 Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Student Filmographer
Alright, well I'm unfortunately not moved in the slightest by this poem, but don't mean to offend you at all. I'll explain my opinion:

My BIGGEST problem is that you've said that "a writer is a person who buries their ego", and yet this poem is HIGHLY egotistical. The ego feeds off of the concept of separation, and you blatantly place this almost idolised concept of "the writer" above other people a number of times: "higher perspective of understanding", "run that extra mile", "to gain what a "normal" person cannot see". These are highly egotistical claims.

Another problem for me is that it becomes painfully awkward to read someone blatantly claim how unique and different and weird they are. If you're truly different, it will come across without you having to just validate that people are aware that you're unique and different. "They stand at the edge of the cliff", "they want to show their abnormality to everyone around".

Also, a lot of this feels like it's coming from a place of wanting to be known, and recognized, which again comes from the ego. Also, the ego loves labels, because it again creates separation, and this constant back and forth between "the writer" and the "normal people" is... Ironic in two ways. It's ironic in that the ego has now created a sense of separation, and it's also labelling yourself as simply one word. Your being comes to this one concept, this one word, this one role. Defining is almost the antithesis of creativity in some ways.

This isn't ALL critique though. Your... drive and passion is tangible. That's great. It just feels like it's coming from a highly egotistical place still. From my perspective.
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Okay, I understand where you're going with this, but the ego I was aiming towards was when a writer says they are better than others. I hate ego being 100% in a writers work. I have many works that show I am egotistical. But, I think you went the wrong way with this. And I like calling myself different because it keeps my perspective different than others.

Also, there is going to be ego no matter what. To you, I may seem to always have my ego out, I don't really see that. But you and I sees things differently. I'm sorry if I came off rude here.
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Soulvantes Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I've read this multiple times throughout today since I found it and I think you managed to capture a feeling of triumph unlike any poem I've read. Your choice of words and rhythm match, which really creates a strong impact if used correctly and you pretty much nailed it! I can feel your soul through your words alone, so powerful! ^_^
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yes! Thank you very much! :tighthug: Your comment is very lovely.
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Soulvantes Featured By Owner Jun 19, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Yeah, I think some people are overthinking your poem, causing them to miss the entire point, which is to appreciate the artform. Instead of gaining inspiration, they'd rather gain a headache lol, but I guess that's what constructive criticism is all about, improvement.
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Yeah and some people just go way into criticizing that they begin to insult. They don't really think through the entire thing, or they just place one line with the others and say everything is inaccurate. Constructive criticism, I guess, is needed, but sometimes it doesn't help you to improve. I believe you can improve by yourself.
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Soulvantes Featured By Owner Jun 21, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Even your comments are a work of art. lol. I understand what you mean.
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hah, thank you very much! At least you do...only a few really listen and understand.
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Soulvantes Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I guess that's the beauty of artwork. You wont know who'll appreciate it until they see it. And for the ones that do, they might feel a greater impact than you could imagine ^_^
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
That's such an amazing feeling when someone understands where you're going. It's like that rejuvenating sunrise I yearn to still see.
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IAmWhelmed Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013
I loved that line about the Phoenix and that second bold section. :)
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sandracaskey Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2013  Hobbyist Writer
Hah, thank you very much :aww:
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