New Stories Stem from Old Stories #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]
Ever since high school, I swore I’d visit the Island of Crete before I died. I’m not sure if it’s the creativity in the birth of so many famous Greek Gods, or the mystery behind it’s destruction at one time, or even the beautiful turquoise waters splashing up against the rocks that entrance me, but I feel a giant tug to visit. I can only imagine the stories I’d craft, stemming from an older, historical world.
This month’s IWSG question asks: “If you could pick one place in the world to sit and write your next story, where would it be and why?”
In the trip inside my head, I’d chat with the locals wandering freely through the streets, listening, people watching, even sketching the sights that come to mind. I’d love to listen to the music, study the art, and walk across the famous locations of so much history. Plus, I studied architecture at one time. Art history, too. It’s like a textbook come to life mixed with little bits of imagination.
How about you? Where are you most creative? Do you envision yourself someplace else to write a book?
I’ll leave you with a Shel Silverstein poem:
“If you are a dreamer, come in,
If you are a dreamer, a wisher, a liar,
A hope-er, a pray-er, a magic bean buyer…
If you’re a pretender, come sit by my fire
For we have some flax-golden tales to spin.
― Shel Silverstein