Writing… creating with words
Lately, I have started to put my thoughts into words. So I’ve taken to writing short stories and …very long ones… Novels. I’m happy to say that it’s already proven fruitful as I have had a few of my stories on a local radio podcast and entered a Short Story competition, which has got me short-listed ….yay!!! I’m now looking for an editor for my novels
I find that putting ideas into words is not that dissimilar to painting really. Just swopping my palette for my laptop. Using words, sentences etc. instead of colours. And having people look at my words and reading them, hopefully with a smile, instead of looking at one of my canvases.
It has given me a new way of expressing myself, which I’m really enjoying and getting into. It’s funny really, as now I find myself not only thinking of how am I going to put whatever I come across into a painting, but also what can I say about it? How can I weave a story around it? I find it as exciting as looking at a blank canvas. Imagining an image in words, rather than paint is different, and yet the same in many ways.
So I will be posting a short story or two in the coming weeks, and hope that they will instil the same feelings that paintings do to the onlooker. I have found that creating with words is an emotional and passionate process. I hope it will be the same for my readers.