Thanks to a post I read tonight by Jacqui Murray, I stumbled upon the Insecure Writer’s Support Group! I signed on right away and thought I’d take a stab at this month’s topic even though I’m a few days late because when I saw it I was like, “Yeah, I’ve got something to say about this!”
My best writing has always come from major life events. Major life events are what inspire me to write. Those events can be both positive or negative. But whatever they are, it’s the emotional connection to the event that compels me to write.
When I was younger, it was negative experiences that drove me to write, and it was usually in the form of poetry. Bad poetry. As I have gotten older, my emotional processing has turned into blog posts. Sometimes I still crank out a poem, but it’s not too often, and if I’m being honest, sometimes it’s so personal that it’s hard to figure out what exactly I;m trying to say without knowing the event that inspired it.
But as long as I keep having life events, I suppose I’ll keep writing 🙂
I think to work through those big events in life, that’s a great reason to write. Some of the best of I’ve read has been written for that purpose. My life is pretty boring but I kind of wish I had something like that to motivate writing.
And thanks for the shout out!
Welcome to the group! 🙂
Remember that writing is the cheapest form of therapy. An emotional connection to an event makes for authentic writing, which comes from a place deep inside of the writer.
Keep on cranking out the poems!