#IWSG — Creative Outlets

This post is written as part of the Insecure Writer’s Support Group, where writers can share their thoughts and offer support to each other in a judgement-free zone! This month, the following question was posed: besides writing, what other creative outlets do you have?

And this question caused me immediate angst! Because I DON’T have any other creative outlets! Is that bad???? I actually don’t think of myself as a creative person, so I shouldn’t be surprised that I don;t have a lot of creative outlets. It’s funny, because I never even thought of writing as a creative outlet for myself. It has always been more of an emotional outlet. I tend to write when I’ve got feelings I need to deal with, and usually they are negative feelings or feelings that I am grappling with having. Writing offers me catharsis. Writing offers me clarity. Writing takes weight off my shoulders and mind. I never really feel like I have these thoughts or ideas that I need to share with the world (if that’s what a creative outlet is), so maybe I am just strange!

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I have opinions and I have passions and I like to write.
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2 Responses to #IWSG — Creative Outlets

  1. Lee Lowery says:

    No, it’s not bad that you dont’ have other creative outlets. The whole point of creativity is that we choose the creative path that is right for us. No need to feel angst over the path you’ve chosen, becauase it’s the right one for you.

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  2. Ronel Janse van Vuuren says:

    I agree with Lee. On a related note: most creative things worth doing are for emotional catharsis. Writers just happen to be great with words 🙂

    Ronel visiting for Feb’s IWSG Day Being an Insecure Writer — And Happy About It

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