Monday, June 11, 2007

Write On

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”

-----Sylvia Plath

I am starting a writing class today. I think it will be an intense experience where I learn more about myself as a writer and teaching others to write.

It is exciting to get back to writing. I haven’t written anything besides emails, letters to parents, papers for education classes, and grocery lists for a very long time. I’ve never been a fiction writer, but I do remember really enjoying using writing to explore my memories and observations.

I’m a little nervous about the class because I know I will have to share a lot of personal writing. I haven’t worked with most of the people in the class before. It always feels a little risky to share writing and ideas with people I do know; the prospect of sharing with strangers is really intimidating.

How does writing fit into your life? What do you write? How often? What’s your greatest achievement as a writer? What do you still want to accomplish as a writer?

3 comments:

Katrina said...

oh, oh, oh...I am SO blogging about this tomorrow. I come from a family of writers. :)

Liz said...
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Liz said...

I actually find it easier to write for people I don't know. That's why blogging is so fun. It is just as likely that someone you don't know is reading.