For a while I have not been inspired enough to write any story from beginning to end. Even prompts have not had the desired effect.
The thing is, although I am only beginning to explore my creative writing, I feel I have become addicted to the sensation of words flowing from my finger tips as if someone else is writing them. What else is hiding in the depths of my psyche that I am not aware of? I want to know and for that I have to keep writing.
Today I resorted to a practice exercise with the simple intent of forcing something out without having to create an actual story with beginning, middle and end.
This idea is from ‘The Pocket Muse – ideas & inspirations for writing‘ by Monica Wood:
Chose ten random letters of the alphabet and write them at the top of a blank page. Using words that begin with these letters, in the same order, write an opening sentence.
I selected my random letters by moving the mouse through a blog post on my screen. I wrote five separate pieces which turned out quite different from each other. This was a fun and challenging exercise to do.
I S E N R K O T Y D
I seek enlightenment
Not reasoned knowledge
Or theological yarns
Isabella stripped Eric naked, right knee on the yard deckchair.
In spring eagles nest
Ravens keep out
Thrushes yearn dawn
I see, each night, Roger knock over the yellow door.
Ingrained sentiments eclipse natural reactions. Knowing others’ transgressions yet, denial.