Sunday, November 21, 2021

Perspectives

 Have you ever gotten stuck with your writing?  I won’t use those two dreaded words that start with W and B, as I’m not referring to that.  I’m meaning have you ever wanted to write, had things to write, but just wanted to write differently or take a break on purpose or feel like you aren’t writing what and how you want or whatever else might be affecting your writing.

I tend to write in the same vein for a long time.  I started out writing a lot of environmental and social poems.  Then, I turned to place poetry.  I wrote several chapbooks.  I wrote several short stories and put together a short story collection.  Lately, I am writing more fiction than poems.  I use a variety of styles and genres each time.  I’m usually writing about what interests or inspires me.  I don’t want to feel like I have to write the same way with the same stuff all the time.

This morning, I woke up early really early.  I woke up in time to see the sunrise.  I’m a sunset lover and enjoy watching those nearly every evening, but the sunrise is also spectacular.  Because I was up so early, I thought why not go ahead and start the day off writing.  Usually, I write in the late afternoon or evenings.  

It’s good, though, to change your writing routine.  It’s good to change how you look at things.  Like with painting, you have a perspective when you write.  How will you write different? 



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