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It is time to tune in to good old inspiration.
Writing can be therapeutic; it can channel anger and sadness, releasing bottled emotions, allowing tension to slip away as you become immersed within your story line.
In this day and age, freelance writers cannot afford to write for pleasure very often. Time becomes very precious, with rigorous schedules in place to enable them to succeed in a competitive market; ambitions often drive them to breaking point. But every now and then, it is important to re-evaluate their values and write purely for pleasure, for release and for satisfaction.
Think back to moment when you realised you wanted to be a writer. What was it about writing that attracted you most? Was it unique opportunity to be able to glimpse into a different world or see life through anotherís eyes? Did lyrical qualities of poetry inspire you to put pen to paper or did you feel untapped creativity surging through your body as inspiration come to life?
When we write for ourselves, we do not need to worry about word count or house style, our tensions evaporate as we become one with our subject. When our creative juices are exhausted, we feel contented again. These words are not wasted, even if they may never be published, they are just ways of channelling your feelings and they enable you to remember, why you became a writer in first place.
Hone your skill, perfect your art, but when life gets too much, take time out to lose yourself in your creativity and just write for pure pleasure.
Annette Beveridge-Young Freelance writer Editor The Twist In The Tale Writers Competition And Resource Website. www.thetwistinthetale.com