Getting creative with writing

I  recently hit a bit of a creative slump, having written a small article for a local magazine, created several blog posts in short succession, and prepared a talk to give to a wonderful networking group I attend monthly. It was like I had expended all my words, and the locker was empty.

That and the fact that I have been struggling with my health a little, and with a head like cheese, it’s no wonder the words would not come.

The annoying thing of all is that when I am being creative and writing, I am being the best version of me, both in terms of health and feeling inspired to create more.  So it is a bit of a vicious cycle.

So formulating a blog post has not come easy to me of late.  I’ve a list of ideas as long as my arm, but none of them are jumping out at me, wanting to be written or finished.

However, despite this temporary glitch I was inspired to compose a verse or two about writing, the impact it has had on my life, and what it means to me.

The first scribblings of this poem where made in a magazine. All in pencil and in no particular order, just as they came to me. I wrote all around the boarder of an article about writing a novel – interestingly a life goal of mine to!

One of the things I love about writing that is not expressed in the poem, is how organic and spontaneous it can be.  It can catch me off guard and take me unaware sometimes, but that’s all part of the fun.  So here are a few words about what writing is to me;

 

What writing is to me………………..

Writing is my escape, but also my reality

It helps me to listen, to heal, and connect

 

Writing is my voice it can speak so much louder

Rise up and be heard above the noise that’s around

 

Writing is thought provoking, and quietly powerful

It can be emotional and sometimes profound

 

It’s that spark, an idea

A spontaneous thought

With my pen and a notebook

I can capture it all

 

The momentum of writing doesn’t always flow freely

It is sometimes a challenge but never a chore

 

Time can stop still when I’m writing and thinking

Consumed by the words, the story, and their meaning

 

It is a process that takes time and attention

But the outcome and feeling is always the same

 

It’s freedom and joy, and it’s wonderful to share it

To breathe life into stories, and to be your true self

 

Creating for others and sharing their journey

Their passion, their dreams, their message is real

 

This is my purpose to write and tell stories

To share, to inspire and help others too

 

These few verses are in a nutshell what I do. Helping women in business to tell their story, share their passion, and their value, so they can then inspire others.

Be true to your self and your story.

See you soon.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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