Fear can sneak up out of the blue and take one hostage. I found this with writing. Was my creation good enough or was it even worthy to be seen by others and read? It wasn’t until I let go of that nagging feeling of the ‘what if’s’ and not ‘good enough’ that I realized my passion for writing won and snuffed out my fears. Don’t listen to the naysayers. Follow your heart and you’ll be good to go. I plunged right into the deep end and spent four months in 2017 penning my first debut fiction novel, Emma Beware. A few months later Clara Beware followed.
ARE YOU READY TO TAKE THE PLUNGE?
Take a minute from your busy life. Close your eyes. Conjure up an image Open your eyes. Take out pen and paper or your computer. Write about that image using your five senses (touch, smell, taste, hearing and sight).
Yahoo. Pat yourself on the back. You are a writer!
Leave a comment if you would like to share what you wrote about.
“The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious. It is the source of all true art and science.”
Writing is an Art. Some people are gifted with the ability to take a blank page and create beauty with paint and a brush. Others are not so blessed, like me for instance. The best I can do on any given day is draw a stick man, and even that is quite the challenge. Art is not only glorious, brilliant colors colliding on a canvas developing into a masterpiece. Art can also be in written form. After all, taking prose and putting this into creative form is akin to taking paint or pencil and creating an image on a blank slate. Using words in a powerful chain, can also create an image.
Since art comes in more than one form, I thought reading some quotes regarding Art might be beneficial and awe inspiring.
Fine art is knowledge made visible—Gustavo Courbet
The temple of art is built on words—Josiah Gilbert Holland
All good things which exist are the fruits of originality—John Stuart Mill
A line is a dot that went for a walk—Paul Klee