Posted by todd
on Jul 20, 2014 in Outdoors
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As a writer, I always make sure that I am prepared to write at any given moment. After all, when inspiration strikes, you should always get to writing, because you write best when you are inspired.
To keep myself on my toes, I always keep a pen and a small notebook on my lanyard, so that I can carry them around easily. I also keep notepads in all of my bags, so that I always have paper to write on. When I feel particularly inspired and I have nothing to write with, I sometimes resort to more desperate measures, such as writing on an old paper bag or on some paper towels.
Writing, especially creative writing, is a way to communicate and a way to express yourself. I have always believed in a saying that a book that has not been read is a book that has no value. Books, poems, and other writings only have value if there is a reader. Of course, this does not mean that you write exclusively for other people. It is a noble pursuit to write for yourself, and to be your own reader.
For me, writing is something that I pursue in the name of art. My favourite thing to write is poetry, and I have put together quite a few over the years – some poems I am proud of, the others, not so much. But whether I write good poems or compose bad ones, the important thing is that I love writing.
The greatest inspiration to write will always be your own, undying passion. You become a writer because you love it, and because you want your thoughts and feelings to flow through your pen and onto the written page.
Writing is a source of joy, and even if I feel a bit sheepish about a specific piece of writing, the elation I feel after finishing it is dizzying.
When I first started out, I was too ashamed to share my poems with others. I was so disheartened that I felt that I should just give up on my passion completely, because I will never be good enough as a writer. It was one of the most uninspiring moments of my life.
However, with the support of my family and friends, I was able to improve. They give me constructive criticisms for my work and have helped me become better at my craft. In fact, once they have found out that I enjoyed writing creatively, they started asking me to read my latest poems and stories out loud to them in the evenings. It has truly helped boost my self esteem.
Lastly, I take inspiration from nature and the environment. There is nothing more inspiring than watching the sun set over the ocean, or listening to the breeze rustle through the leaves of an ancient tree. I would spend hours out on the fields with my pen and notebook on hand, enjoying the outdoors and taking ideas from it.
Inspiration and writing go hand in hand, and you all you have to do is to sit down and take advantage of it. Writing makes me happy, and I am glad that I seized every moment where inspiration struck.