There are so many ways to write these days. It's kinda nice! I wrote a little book when I was in first grade...about a family of bears. I'm sure it was inspired. I wrote poems, stories, and even essays later.
Now, as a mixed-media artist, I can't bring myself to keep a regular journal. I keep a creative journal that I doodle in, smash in, paint in, dream in, copy things down I see somewhere, and write. I love it. I have more than one, of course.
But, once upon a time, the writing avenues were limited, and we had typewriters. There are plenty of people who can't part with their typewriters--I do have a little typewriter that I keep just for fun. I love that little thing. I have an antique typewriter too. I just like to look at it.
If you want to write, do it! Do it now. I was a food-writing copywriter for many many years, and I've published play script collections. I just can't stop with the writing. So I encourage everyone to pick up a pen, get on your laptop, buy an old typewriter...write something.
First, you need a cat to write. Minnie is around to be my muse. Don't you want to kiss those lips?
Sometimes you might feel like you need a magic wand. I actually have a magic wand. Some local artist made these magic wands, and I need another one! (I played the Fairy Godmother in Cinderella a few years ago...no really!)
So what to write? Here's a few thoughts...
- Write a blog. (duh)
- Write a poem. (there are no rules)
- Write a To Do List. (I'm doing an art project with mine)
- Write an original card.
- Write with thread. (my fave)
- Write in your creative journal--okay, start one!
I'm sure you will have no problem adding to this list. It will be therapeutic, mind opening, and inspiring. So write. Now.
|My Smash Book|
Write your own story. Come back tomorrow, and we'll Dream at our desks.