Writing Is Like… Dancing

I used to dance when I was in upper elementary school and lower middle school. I had stopped for a couple of reasons and never went back. Though it’s something I do often when no one’s looking and should I ever get the money to spare and find an adult dance class, I wouldn’t mind trying to get back into it – provided my bad knee allows me to.

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The Words Flow

No, don’t tell me you have writer’s block or that you stare at a blank screen for hours on end. Once you start writing, it’s difficult to stop. The words just flow straight from your mind to your fingertips and onto the page or screen. It’s a good feeling when you have a steady stream of words going onto the page. Even when you write a piece of dialogue or connect something to the plot, it’s a great feeling. Writing is hard, but it came sometimes write itself and make a little bit of sense.

Your Fingers Dance

That sounded much better in my head. When I see “your fingers dance” written down now it sounds stupid, but I don’t know how else to say it. It’s true – when you write, especially on the computer – your fingers are dancing. They’re tapping against the various letters on the keyboard and even if you write pen to paper, your hand and wrists are still moving right along.

We Write To Music

Some of us write to actual music. I tend to listen to instrumental or classical while I write. If I have anything with singing or lyrics will I totally get distracted and start singing along and actually start dancing. Then nothing gets done. But still, listening to music while writing isn’t bad and I know a lot of people do it. But also, whether you listen to music or not, the tapping on your keyboard is kind of like music anyway.

I don’t know about you, but I’ll sometimes start singing or rapping in tune with the way I’m typing. I can’t be the only one who does that.


What are some ways writing reminds you of dancing? Does it remind you of anything else? Let me know your thoughts in the comments below. If you liked this post, please share it around.

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4 thoughts on “Writing Is Like… Dancing

  1. 1) I agree with Victoria

    2) I don’t think I’m musically talented enough to find dance to be like anything. I liked seeing how you can find it similar, though!

    • Lol, I think there are a lot of things similar to something in this world. There’s a lot of creativity buzzing around no matter what you do.

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