What follows is the work I did on another exercise from Julia Cameron’s book “The Right to Write: An Invitation and Initiation into the Writing Life“…
Writing helps us map our interior world. Part of laying track is letting ourselves imagine what directions we might like to lay it in. This helps you get a sense of your emotional geogrpahy… Take fifteen minutes and write… as fast as you can, about the kinds of writing it would be fun to do.”
I used to write regularly. I haven’t in a long time. I’ve actually bombed a few creative writing classes because I felt like I was stuck in a rut and unable to write. But I enjoy writing and exploring my thoughts. In the end, I just have to do it.
I like all kinds of writing… short fiction, poetry, non-fiction and screenplay. I’d really like to get back into poetry and creative non-fiction. This very blog is a work of non-fiction. I enjoy writing about myself and the world around me.
Poetry is fun, but it isn’t easy. It does take work. I know I can come to understand the world of poetry on a deeper level. Poetry has its own unique set of definitions and techniques that lead to a world of possibilities.
Finally, I’d like to work on turning some of my story ideas into screenplays and / or teleplays.
But I have to do it. No more putting off for tomorrow what can be done today.