Originally posted by Whateva69
The heading is...What really amps people? Does that mean it has to be a subject that gets people worked up, angry and wound up?
Worked up, angry and wound up works, if that's what you're all about. Some members I've read on here certainly seem to be nothing but that. Others
I'd say they were passionately involved about many other things, like certain music, books, guns, lifestyles, religions, activities, sports, cars,
pets, horses, home decorating, art, radio show hosts, new gadgets, space exploration, river rafting... oh, geez, I could go on forever.
Then you say...Here is your opportunity to put your most heartfelt thoughts into words.
So does that mean the subject should be something close to my heart or something that gets on my goat? And that it should be written as if I was
writing in a diary?
First of all, yes, it can be close to your heart, as in loving it OR close to your gall, as in hating it. Maybe it's all in your head, like if you
are fascinated by numerology or in your gut, like it makes your stomach turn. All of those things and likely more.
Secondly, no, it doesn't have to be like a diary if you don't want it to be. It can be, like I said, a parable, a poem, an observation or any other
form of getting a message across.
If so then I've got nothing.
Welcome to the world of creativity.
There are complete weeks where I stare at a blank canvas and have no idea what I'm going to do with it.
Eventually some idea comes along, usually because of an event in my life that inspires me.
I started writing a story as if you were sitting there with the narrator and they were talking to you about their life. Then I came back into
the thread to make sure I was on topic, and i still cant make sence of it.
I’m so confuses.
Can someone please enlighten me?
Enter the story you have written into the contest. If it passes according to the basic rules listed in the OP, then it's at least a start. If you
decide it's not good enough and you want to replace it with another attempt, let me know and I'll replace the old with the new.
If I was to list ALL of the things that 'AMP' me, the post would likely exceed 1,000,000 words and that would not be according to the rules. Want me
to start talking about my wife and my kids? They amp me up. My cat? Yup. My hobbies? Yup. My passions? Oh, God, where do I start?
All I can suggest to you is to write what you know. It can be tied to any emotion you like and certainly does not have to be solely connected with