Curses, you've been cursed! You can write no longer. The story well has run dry, and you can't even remember how to type. Now what do you do? Where do you channel your creative energies? And to what lengths would you go to break the curse?I just loved this question!
As I think stewed on how to answer this question, I realized something - I've always been writing. Yep, always.
But I haven't always written words.
Let me show you what I mean:
When I was 7, I rewrote Macbeth so my friends and I could put a "Little Rascals" styled version of the play on for family and friends.
When I was 10, I started composing (writing with music).
When I was 14, I started choreography (writing with movement).
When I was 16, I designed clothes (writing with fabric).
When I was18, I wrote a musicals (writing for the stage).
When I was 20, I choreographed fashion shows (yeah, I know you're getting the idea).
When I was 29, I started developing my own style of cooking and baking (writing with food).
When I was 35, I started my own youth choir and adapted music for it (writing with music again).
And now, when I get stuck and can't write, I redo my garden (writing with plants). Or I make book trailers (writing with pictures and music), etc etc.
Curse or not, it looks like I was born to write. In any medium, in any way I can.
There is this great quote from Sister Act 2 (don't ask) that goes something like this:
"...if when you wake up in the morning you can think of nothing but writing, then you're a writer."
I'M A WRITER....whether I get a chance to write words on a page or not.
How about you? Are you a writer? How do you know?