Digging into writing on poetry and metaphor this week has given me inspiration for what I think matters enough to blog about on a regular basis. Sharing my own poems and reviewing the works of others is still important – but I would be remiss if I didn’t also acknowledge the process of writing itself, and offer insights to other writers, especially young writers, about it. I have already “outed” myself as someone who has spent multitudes of time in academia and also taught writing — why not embrace that and continue to write about it? Ultimately, I want this blog to be a place readers and writers can come and experience writing in multiple ways.
That said – I am starting a new page titled On Writing: A Dialogue today. It will be the place that I talk about the process and experience of writing, share insights from myself and others on writing. I don’t want it to be just a place for a former teacher to speak, however, but a conversation. Therefore, my goal is for each post there to be a discussion – a dialogue – between writers. I’ll offer writing prompts, ask questions, and hopefully spark others to engage in ways that are meaningful. After all, that is the ultimate goal, isn’t it? To create something meaningful? At least, that is what I tell myself each time I take pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard.
Hop on over to the On Writing: A Dialogue page now to join in this dialogue with me. You’ll find it in the tabs above. Have a wonderful day and thanks for stopping by.