Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Discovering the Writer Within - Day 1

Today I started Discovering the Writer Within by Ballenger & Lane. It’s a 40 day program to exercise your creativity and imagination. It’s been sitting on my writing shelf for quite some time (if the amount of dust is any indication since The Last Supper). I’m trying to pare down my belongings as my house has run amok with clutter (but that’s whole other story).

Paging through the book I decided to do the program and torture...I mean share...my journey with you. I’ll give you a general feel for the assignment and a little bit of what I accomplished.

Day 1: The first part of day one is to write ten minutes with this prompt: When I write, I... I did it, but won’t bore you with the details since there was nothing earth shattering.
The second part is to sound off in a letter to your inner critic or as the book called it The Watcher. So here is mine:

Dear Watcher:

Who are you
to stop me this day
Go Away
and let me play

With endless
doubts
You creep
about

This story
is mine
Not yours
to bind

Watcher
be gone
But leave
my muse

Hopefully, my meanderings will be more insightful, dare I say more elegant as the days go by. See you tomorrow for Day 2.

3 comments:

Allie Boniface said...

I like the letter - can I borrow it?

Liz said...

Of course.

yo said...

This was great!