Remembering You Can Write

Do you ever get the feeling that you just can’t write?

You wake up, brush your teeth, comb your hair and go off to school. You don’t think about writing at all, or feel that you don’t have the time to. Trust me, all writers have been there. Recently, I realized that I have not been writing for myself. Focused on school work and life in general, I haven’t taken the time to sit down and write every day, just because I should. Writing is a living, breathing thing. If you don’t practice it, it dies. A harsh image, I know, but when you think about it, if you don’t write just for the pure enjoyment of being able to, you get rusty. It bores you after a while, and that to a creative writing student is very frightening.

We all have that “aha” moment, where we realize that we have just been doing what were told, and have not done anything for ourselves in a while. On the other hand, sometimes we do take that time out of our day to sit and write, but nothing comes. Whether it be journal entries, daily haikus etc. All you need is about twenty minutes every day, a pen and paper, and the drive to create something that is unique and all your own! Here are some websites with great and easy prompts or daily challenges to get your creative juices flowing.

–Sarah Buckman