sometimes a word, or an image, or a situation -- something that i pondered long enough to develop some kind of interst in it, and elaborate upon. or when i am curious about something and trying to figure it out.
i kept wondering about a nosy woman in our building, and ended up writing "snowrise".
I've been hanging out here reading you guys for a few days and am excited to start really writing. No one else has ever seen my work other than my english teachers years ago. I am inspired by my son and just things around me. One thing I do is keep a dream journal and try to write in as much detail as I can. It is harder than you'd think because of how crazy dreams can be.
Lucky you Esmama to wake and remember your dreams! I can't recall the last time I dreamed in vivid detail. I think I'm so chronically sleep deprived now, my mind just doesn't prioritise my unconscious processes anymore.
I have to say, I have found this Mothers Writing Group rather inspiring. I hope we can attract some more regular posters here. The only non-family related things I've recently written are here - the luggage exercise and the recent three stories. They have shown me that I can potentially write other stuff, which is an exciting thought for me at this stage of the game!
I have learned everything I know 'on the job' so haven't had any opportunity to indulge in creative writing just for the heck of it.