I think as writers, we all too often lose the threads to our stories and struggle to resume the braid of a plot, character development, dialogue, and so on. It seems that stepping back from our own writing is the only logical thing to do. Definitely the sanest. I have found it helpful to peruse books that inspire me to write in the first place. Most of the time, it’s the opening lines to a story that turn out to be great sources of rejuvenation.
Here are some first lines that always recapture me:
Tuesday, June 5 was going to be my day. I was going to dedicate the majority of my time working on my freelance writing business: drafting cold emails, working on some pitches, and posting on my blog. I felt energized when I went to bed Monday night.
Not a poem or fiction piece this time, but a snapshot of myself as a writer/person/human being.
This past Saturday I attended Butte College’s 7th Annual WordSpring Creative Writing Conference at the main Butte campus outside Chico. It was the second official writing-centered event I’ve attended, the first being the Willamette Writers Conference way back in August 2010.