“…rings on her fingers and bells on her toes
She shall have music wherever she goes! ”
So… I’m back on the horse. First assignment for allaboutwriting has been sent and is in the ether as we speak.
And funnily enough it did involve a horse this time. Have you ever tried to write a mythological story? Just off the top of your head?
Give it a try. You’ll surprise yourself.
You may wonder why I take the trouble to sign up for a writing course and grab bits of spare time to finish assignments. Well I’ll tell you. As soon as I sit down to write, a new, secret world, opens up. Long forgotten memories find themselves pushing each other aside to make it onto the page first. Words I haven’t used in years, suddenly pop up in my mind and seem to make sense in my sentences. Dreams re-appear and wriggle their way into a story that had nothing to do with them. If I didn’t know what I was really thinking, or feeling for that matter, I do as soon as my thoughts start tumbling onto the page in front of me. Writing is real. Its exciting. It takes me somewhere between the mind and the soul. Its free-ing. Therapeutic. Magical. Inspiring. Its my life projected into a world of “what ifs.”
…and the worst nightmare – my worst nightmare… is writer’s block, which I’m about to kick under my bed and let it gather dust for a very long time.
You should try it sometime. Writing that is 🙂
3 responses to “Why write anyway?”
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I wouldn’t wonder why you’d sign up at all I’m just so glad you have and a little envious too! Brilliant, and I look forward to more posts which I hope will inspire me to ‘get back on that horse’ too.
thanks Claudia! I’m new at this blogging thing, so as soon as I find out how, I’d like to follow you too 🙂
Yes, get back on that horse. I can highly recommend http://www.allaboutwriting.co.za if you feel inspired to join us.
Keep in touch xxx