Explorative Writing

I. Introduction; the core objective of explorative writing

STOP!  Close your eyes. Breathe in, breathe out, and reopen your eyes.

Invent, Intrigue, Inspire.

That’s all it takes to become an effective writer. Invent an explorative writing technique that will establish a solid foundation for yourself and for your audience. Intrigue your audience to dive into originality of new ideas, new concepts, and new paths to pursue ahead. Inspire them to produce the same results, or possibly even better results than they have ever imagined achieving. I am willing to tell you my secrets of persuasive writing, but I must confess the hidden fact behind these motives. I am not sure how this post will turn out because I have never disclosed my writing techniques with anyone before. This is not only a step forward to intrigue and inspire my audience, but a personal gain for growth and development. Let’s begin.

II. Geographical Exploration; structural map of mental processes 

Explorative writing cannot be defined, but expressed. It’s a process, not a statement. You should never think about how you feel, but feel everything that you could never think.

Imagine words, any set of words, as a population of a territory. Imagine this territory as your mental capacity for obtaining information. The feelings that you can only express with very limited words are boundaries. All these words cannot jump over the borders or boundaries of your mental capacity because you cannot express everything you feel.

Just a reminder, this post will appear to represent a textbook with the bold words, however I am doing this to provide you assistance in new vocabulary.

Let’s recap. Your territory, or mental capacity for obtaining information, is surrounded by a population of words. Therefore, precisely explaining it, words are living in your brain. These words are blocked off from traveling farther away from your brain because feelings, being boundaries, hinder your capabilities of freely expressing yourself. So, feelings represent a barrier because we lack the words to describe indescribable feelings, but how do we filter through those restrictions and make those feelings describable? Let’s face it – nothing in life is easy, but everything possible is not impossible to accomplish.

III. Describing Indescribable Feelings; progression through determination

Ladies, remember that guy who gave you the most butterflies? How do you explain those butterflies penetrating deep inside your gastrointestinal tract? How do you explain your conscious trying to escape the black abyss of hidden desires and urges when that man of your dreams is around? Maybe you would like to open up and market yourself as someone spontaneously ready to hang out with them? It’s quite simple.  I will precisely explain how to achieve those results so you can express those feelings outside your territorial norms. It will take time, but progress is an invaluable measure of determination. Let your heart take the leash to walk you through this park, and don’t ever look back. Continue with no regrets!

IV: Explorative Writing; interpreting emotions through passionate expression

Okay, time to explore this effective writing technique.

Let’s start off with the basics of expression: emotions. Whether the feelings of joy, love or hate surface the mind, there has to be some understanding of how you feel about each one.

Can you describe these feelings with more depth to provide an effective delivery and presentation to your audience? Let me explain.

Take the feeling of love and joy: 

I love it when he points out to me  from afar while he talks to his friends. I can read his lips saying, “She’s mine.'”

Now, that’s a cute sentence, is it not? She feels accepted, especially with him. She feels loved, knowing that she’s the one. However, in my opinion, that’s too standard.

Open up to saying something like this: 

My heart goes into a competitive pace every time my name rolls right of his lips. I wish his hands would wander further down to secure my hips. When our eyes meet, our noses touch, and when our lips embrace, there’s no fear to face. I am trapped inside an hour glass, drowning by the minute, wishing this moment would last. The final grain starts to descend, our smiles shift and our fingers bend. I have yet to return, my love. I have yet to fill the vacant spaces between your arms.

Well, that was different. 

Wow, quite warm, right? It’s not only the delivery that makes the impact, but the passion within the context of her conveyed feelings. You felt closer to her ideas. You might have desired or envied the same physical embrace. You might have allowed your mind to wander away from what was going on. I am willing to open up your passionate hopeless romantic sides to produce results. This is explorative writing and this is when I intrigue you. 

Now, let’s focus on feeling sorrow. Yeah, I’m sorry, but happy endings are over rated.

Tears run across the screen of my cell phone, and my fingers shake with overwhelming fear of rejection. The last text message he sent me tonight read, “I’m sorry. I want to keep my options open.”

Whoa, not another text message breakup! 

Let’s try something more depth with sorrow:

Tears of rejection with little inspection surpass oblivious bystanders who stand tall. My heart is targeted under a passing shower of shards of glass. Fiercely ripping apart my exterior of strength and determination, just enough to pierce through my heart of false hopes and sugarcoated terms of endearment. I’m not an option, I’m a priority.

Do you feel the change? Good. 

I’m off to bed. Please provide specific questions, and feedback. This was to provide you a taste of what I am capable of writing. I am willing to help you improve every step of the way. Let me answer some questions on the next How-To Guide.

Just remember: express the heart, and use the mind as a grammar Nazi!

Don’t ever think about love, feel it! Embrace, express, and excel! 

Take care!

– Tony Terragna

38 thoughts on “Explorative Writing

  1. Hello. My name is James Fant and I am the new student in your class. I thoroughly enjoyed this first lesson and I’m looking forward to future classes.

    Peace and Blessings!

  2. godgoesonablinddatewithscience says:

    No…I’m sorry.
    It was late and I was pushing myself to read and understand and my poor little brain is tired and confused often. I’m getting over a bad relationship were my “partner” never cared about any of this, at all. I do enjoy your lessons..please continue.

  3. godgoesonablinddatewithscience says:

    Please don’t use that expression…although well intended I’m sure…it causes me to lose my breath.

    It’s what my ex use to say to me.

    Please restate that intent.

    Come back?

  4. Hmm, this blog post reinvigorated a lost space in me, one I couldn’t see. You are already effecting my broken record of mediocrity. 🙂

    Thank you for sharing. I appreciate your help.

  5. Well, hello there, Prinze. Charming to meet you and thank you for dropping by. Flattery, my heart flatters. Will be seeking you out, soon

  6. “I’m not an option, I’m a priority.” Oh, and I smile…..

    “So he wove a subtle web, in a little corner sly,
    And set his table ready, to dine upon the Fly.”
    The Spider and the Fly By Mary Howitt

  7. how to coalseque into concise sentences all that this piece inspires me to express?

    i loved it and i disagreed with alot of it, as a matter of artistic differences and stylistic deviances only, of course, for this was brilliantly written.

    so i shall go point by point what particularly touched me and why.

    “you cannot express everything you feel” – to this statement i am most vehemently opposed for i belive in my ability, not only to express what i feel, but to arouse within my audience the emotion i desire to sire within them.

    “everything possible is not impossible to accomplish.” – this beautiful phrase i shall take with me for always for it speaks in other words a core principle that i truely believe in.
    “You should never think about how you feel, but feel everything that you could never think.” – i feel that this statement is inadequate. why should one never think about how one feels? it is however true that one can feel what one could never think. unless of course one is capable of practising thought capacities beyond the boundaries of what these few words here define.

    “My heart goes into a competitive pace every time my name rolls right of his lips. I wish his hands would wander further down to secure my hips. When our eyes meet, our noses touch, and when our lips embrace, there’s no fear to face. I am trapped inside an hour glass, drowning by the minute, wishing this moment would last. The final grain starts to descend, our smiles shift and our fingers bend. I have yet to return, my love. I have yet to fill the vacant spaces between your arms.” – this is a wonderfully descriptive piece that creates a comprehensive world within my mind but i feel it smacks a touch of over description. sometimes a few words can be as potent as many if they are the right words. and i am a fan of descriptive language and many words, but sometimes a short sentence can have more impact, especially if it comes after alot of flowery language. the juxtipostion of complex and simple sentences can express its own magic.

    “Wow, quite warm, right? It’s not only the delivery that makes the impact, but the passion within the context of her conveyed feelings. You felt closer to her ideas. You might have desired or envied the same physical embrace. You might have allowed your mind to wander away from what was going on. I am willing to open up your passionate hopeless romantic sides to produce results.” – this part was of course your explanation of the above quote, but as i red this explanation i did not at all feel what you described. is this because i too am aware of the power of emotive language and its techniques and mechanisms? or is there another reason? again… techinically brilliant… but perhaps too technical? the language was beautiful but it did not impact me and i do not know why.

    to conclude i find you to be a genuinely gifted artist for you demonstrate this to wonderous effect. it is a joy to read your work🙂

    1. Thanks for going over the points. First, let me explain the points you did not understand.

      “you cannot express everything you feel” – to this statement i am most vehemently opposed for i belive in my ability, not only to express what i feel, but to arouse within my audience the emotion i desire to sire within them.

      “You should never think about how you feel, but feel everything that you could never think.” – i feel that this statement is inadequate. why should one never think about how one feels? it is however true that one can feel what one could never think. unless of course one is capable of practising thought capacities beyond the boundaries of what these few words here define.

      When I mentioned, “You should never think about how you feel, but feel everything that you could never think.” I meant take your instincts and your gut feelings. If you’re sad, don’t ask yourself if you are sad. You are sad when you are sad. You should never second guess yourself with anything. You should believe in your ability to express and arouse, but understand that there are always feelings that you cannot explain. This is why I reviewed how we can understand those indescribable feelings. If you think about how you feel, you never understand how to become flexible with new ideas around being sad. You simply write that you are sad. If you go beyond those feelings of sorrow, you can write something like, “The black abyss below my fall will land me in a river of unrequited tears.”

      sometimes a few words can be as potent as many if they are the right words. and i am a fan of descriptive language and many words, but sometimes a short sentence can have more impact, especially if it comes after alot of flowery language. the juxtipostion of complex and simple sentences can express its own magic.

      Yes, I did get carried away with that one. I understand. I am trying to tell you that you should never stop your imagination. Let it free when you are completely expressing yourself. Drain everything out on paper. Then, go back and refine it. Make it effective through concise proofreading and get straight to the core of it.

      Lastly, yes. I believe you are too advanced for my lecture. haha Time for bed! I’m exhausted! Thank you.

      1. ty so much for sacrificing some much needed sleepy time to answer my rants lol, i really appreciate you taking the time reply, and now that you have explained those points to me i understand where you are coming from and i whole heartedly agree with your assessment. as to being too advanced? banish the thought! one who believes themselves above correction and instruction is one who will never grow into something greater. i look forward to reading more of you work🙂

      2. i am looking for a test group for a piece of writing. i would appreciate your input if you had time to read it one day. if you do not want to i am not at all offended and i only ask you because i think you are super talented and i believe i would greatly benefit from anything you have to say. let me know if you are interested, and again, let me make it clear that if you are not in fact interested at all (lol) then that is completely acceptable too and u have no need to make apologies or explain yourself🙂

  8. I feel escapism is a new trend, but I have had my writing
    escape for so many years, and know how to use it.
    Your writing is young, I mean I feel that excitement that explodes early on, it just pours out of you!

  9. godgoesonablinddatewithscience says:

    You may offer some wisdom on this subject…what about a writer like myself who can’t censor her love for someone she has never met. What do we do to keep the naked vulnerable feeling at bay when we just need to tell a man we never met how much we love them? What am I talking about? I have no idea? :p

    1. Ah, that’s definitely an issue that I came across many times since I was only 12. “You never met her! How do you like someone you never met?” The feelings you have for them are indescribable, yet you never met the person who gave you them. It is definitely a weird feeling inside, but it happens. Thanks for stopping by.😉

  10. I love your open/exploratory approach! I think the imagery and language we come up with when we move outside cliches are fascinating and can be VERY effective…though for many writers (for myself, especially) they usually need a mean pruning!

    1. Thank you so much for checking it out! Please, do me a favor, open your heart and your mind to a whole new level of expression. Julie, you’re a passionate young woman with so much potential. I can sense this. I can sense you’re an amazing woman of originality. As you mentioned, you need some serious pruning to move forward. I believe you can do this. All it takes is time, patience and practice. You will be able to make your heart the author of a page turning novel that leaves its audience breathless. I wish the best of luck in all your writing endeavors for this year.

      1. Right back at you, mon ami. It is clear to me you are a compassionate and unique individual…with the potential to impact the world for the better. I look forward to developments on your blog!

      2. Aw, such a sweetheart! Mi corazon dulce! Well, maybe I should continue writing a book. I love the impact I have caused on the WordPress community. Just think … almost 4,000 people in three months! That is REALLY inspirational! Hence the 6 Very Inspiring Blogger Awards! Thank you so much for your encouraging words, love.

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