One of the issues that plague a lot of writers is the feeling that everything you write is terrible. And that leads to not writing from fear. Brienna talked about this a few weeks ago, and what applies to poetry, applies to writing.
One thing I’ve learned from Anne Lamott’s Bird by Bird (besides having “crappy” first drafts), is to just do short assignments in order to get into the habit of writing. Now don’t cringe – these aren’t awful homework assignments but writing prompts. A major problem that many of us face when it comes to writing is just sitting down and doing it. Writing prompts are meant to pull you from that slump and just have fun with writing.
This change rocked the fans of the Potter universe. Best friends suddenly in love? Or were the deep feelings simply hidden to appease the high-tempered Weasley family? Many questions are left floating around as readers contemplate this change in story.
Art can sometimes reflect questions that we are facing. It can also come from emotions and experiences in our lives. Thus, I decided to make a work of art centered on this literary couple with someone special.
Sometimes, I long to escape from my life and become another person. This is one of the reasons that acting on stage gives me a thrill of freedom. Actors and actresses learn to transform their own personalities into a new persona with the use of imagination and character study. When the spotlight hits me, I transform into someone from another world.
However, unless you are cast in a show, theater is not a consistent form of self-expression and creativity. Luckily, reciting dramatic monologues from plays, movies, or books can give you a similar feeling.