Playing Around with a Story Line in Different Literary Genres
I’m trying something totally new in my writing life as a journalist (my longtime profession) and a novelist (my newer passion.) A challenge, a dare. Maybe you’d like to take the challenge too?
I thought, what about exploring writing in different literary genres?
Short pieces like the mini short story, the character sketch, a travel vignette or a fairy tale—BUT ALL INSPIRED BY THE SAME STORY LINE? The story line will change periodically.
It’s about the pure pleasure of writing. Some may be good, some not so good, some terrible but IT’S REALLY ALL ABOUT THE PRACTICE. I’m excited.
I connect my writing to dancing. The dancer Isadora Duncan is my writing muse. Her moves seem to flow without effort, like a line of clear prose that rushes straight down into the heart. I’ve thought,
What if Isadora were a Writer?
Her words would glide from one impulse to the next. She would take leaps into the unknown. Very inspiring!
So all you wonderful writers out there. I dearly hope that this bi-monthly blog will tempt you to venture onto different literary paths and float down to where your stories are.
IN YOUR OWN SPECIAL WAY
Writers write, all the time, when it flows and when it doesn’t.
Here’s to the blossoming of your creative selves