I was recently given the challenge of creative writing free style, by Laine Anne Theodore over at frommidnighttodawnlight.com. Please check out her beautiful writing. I had fun doing this but I am not a speed typer so that was the challenging part.
Here is how it works: You open a blank Word document, and set a timer for 5 or 10 minutes. There is a topic given at the bottom of the post but don’t go there until you are ready to type. Fill in the Word document as much as you want, until the timer goes off. Post the results (including how many words you typed) and nominate other bloggers.
Ok so here is the topic I wrote about:
You are speaking to a group of young adults at a writer’s workshop. Share with them what writing means to you, and any advice you have that may encourage them to follow their own dreams as writers.
So here it goes!
I once heard someone say that writing is life – well it isn’t. Writing is a creative form that expresses much of who you are but it does not define you as a person. It is certainly an opportunity for you to share part of who you are. Art in general is that wonderful expression, of a small piece of who you are as a person. You are an incredible force that has many parts, many beautiful elements.
Express yourself. This will include emotions, and in many ways your writing will need emotions. But there is also the intellect, your mind. Your creative self must be able to think, to dream dreams no one else has ever even thought of. An extreme example of this is science fiction, but even with romance writing you need to think, not just rely on emotions. I believe creative writing involves the intellect a great deal.
You are also a spiritual person. This is the unseen world, which can often overlap, or involve the other two areas I’ve mentioned. For instance where do dreams come from? Is only your mind involved? You can sense and see things which are under the surface, not visible to the human eye. Even if you do not have a particular religion you are still a spiritual person.
If you combine these three areas of emotions, intellect, and the spiritual, in your writing – your writing will come out beautifully.
This was 239 words.
I don’t know alot of bloggers that would do this, that haven’t already – so anyone can try it. Let me know if you do!
I do have one person in mind: Sibella over at Arts and Rymes. Sibella is an artist promoting love for other people and other cultures through her paintings. And that’s only one project she has! Sibella (and anyone else) your topic is all the way at the bottom, past the credits. So don’t scroll down until you are ready.
Blessings to everyone and PEACE!
“If you love nature, you will love people.”
Writing © Copyright 2015, nicodemasplusthree
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topic: Under the Oak Tree (like the picture above)