I enjoy writing texts of various kinds. Blogging, writing articles, and mixing them with longer texts in the form of books for example. There have also been written some reports over the years in the various professional roles. Occasionally I venture into writing new forms of texts and genres. I read many different kinds of readers, a prerequisite for improving and developing my writing.
“Language affects the tonality of the text”
Swedish is my mother tongue and English is my second language. It is interesting that the tonality of the texts differs depending on the language I use. When the text is written in English, I am transported back to the time in California and the feeling and sensations of San Diego. The text develops differently if I write in English. French is the third language and the one in which I now only read texts. They take me back to the feeling of the time in Antibes, France. The fourth language is Spanish and takes me into the Mexican mood.
“Language is more than words”
Culture, history, senses, encounters with people, etc., are carried by languages. Learning a language involves so much more than learning words. Languages shape thoughts and behavior, and with a better understanding of this complexity and interconnectedness, communication skills may increase for the better. In everyday life, this becomes clear when moving between subjects, professional roles, and workplaces. Even within countries, language may differ in different settings, such as between big cities and small towns. Even in nearby neighborhoods, there may be different cultures and local vocabularies.
“Enjoying the mix”
It’s nice to mix languages, language styles, ways of expression, and content. The enjoyment also includes mixing different formats, length of texts, and language pace. By doing so, I’m exploring and developing my writing skills and myself. The endless possibility of mixing and varying the texts gives free rein to creativity. The feeling that I never know what the result will be feels like being on an adventure of discovery, a text safari that can turn into anything.
“When I get a book idea, remind me that I promised never to write another book.”
I’ve said after every book. That never happens, because in the end I sit in front of the computer and the book writes itself anyway, no matter what I thought. So I just let my fingers play freely over the keys. Many and long masses of text are written, reworded, deleted, swapped, and moved before everything finally falls into place. When the text editing consists of moving commas and periods, I know the text is complete.
“My next book.”
So there I was again, compiling and developing the material for the next book. A text about leading others in confident self-leadership to lead themselves depending on the situation. You can follow the book’s development here on the blog, and please let me know your thoughts, tips, and topics you relate to it.
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