Personal Passions Contribute to Greater Joys #IWSG #amwriting
[I wrote this post as a member of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group where we share our worries and also offer support and encouragement to each other on the first Wednesday of every month. If you’re a writer like me and you’re looking for a bit of support, you can click the link and sign up here]
Thank you so much! And thank you founder Alex J. Cavanaugh!
I love writing. I love the worlds I create. People ask me all the time, it’s so much work, why do you keep doing it?
I began to write and explore thoughts as a lonely teen on a search for answers to the confusion I felt on the inside. I took my problems and I created worlds to deal with them.
I still do.
Currently, I love to study the strength of the human soul. I’ve learned the themes in life that strike me hard also make others cringe on the inside too. I’m good at imagination and living inside my head. I guess it’s been a strength of mine since the beginning. I see and feel problems. I’ve faced them whether successfully or not, and I want to share these battles with other young people who may feel them too.
So to answer this month’s IWSG question: “Have you ever slipped any of your personal information into your characters, either by accident or on purpose?”
Yes, I do. The people I love are characters in my stories. The people I have conflict with are characters in my stories. This world to me is about people, communication and how to live the life we truly mean and want to.
Writing Workshops. I put together a quick flash fiction workshop for middle school students and delivered it to three honors sections of 7th grade English Language Arts kiddos. I’m thrilled to be their first exposure into the creative writing world. November presents another workshop opportunity for teens. I’ll be working with a huge group of 8th grade English Language Arts Students on developing memorable characters in fiction. I can’t wait!
Great inspiring movies:
Wonder Woman. I finally rented the Redbox and watched Wonder Woman Sunday morning. Holy moly. It blew me away. I loved every aspect of the movie as it brought back so many amazing memories I loved about Wonder Woman as a kid. I did miss the invisible jet, but LOVED the lasso. 😉
Lastly, I leave you with this: