I’ve always enjoyed telling stories. It’s a gift that doesn’t come easily to many of us, so I admire great storytellers ability to captivate an audience.
On day 2 of the 100 Day Play Project, I’m reflecting on the joys of writing and making today’s post all about my experiences of becoming a writer.
Why we should write as play
Writing is a much forgotten about way to be playful. In the digital age, writing has become a transactional way to communicate information. It’s firmly in the ‘at work’ category.
But while it takes some effort, writing can also allow us to explore different personalities or worlds; to be imaginative and to express ourselves. There’s a whole host of opportunities at our keyboards waiting to be discovered.
How I started writing
A while ago, I signed up to a ‘Writing for the Web’ course at The NZ Writer’s College. I wanted to extend my professional marketing skills and saw this as a potential door opener.
What I hadn’t expected was the world of creativity and, at times, pretty wacky experiences this would open. From the joys of social media, blogging and web writing to Fan Fiction and Web Fiction, there’s plenty of channels to use as creative outlets.
This Blog is something that’s pushed me well out of my comfort zone. But it’s re-ignited a passion for journaling and storytelling. I’ve loved the inspiration and curiosity it’s created and can’t wait to see where it takes me. I have developed a voice and created an outlet to express my journey of rediscovery.
What I learned
- We are all a work in progress and learning is a life-long pursuit.
- We gain joy through accomplishing and mastering new things.
- Enjoying the process is as important as the outcome.
- Things we think are best left to others are often the things we should try out.
- There’s no such thing as an ‘expert’ – just people with more experience than me.
Day 2, and I’m on my way.