Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Women Inspire.

Above are many photos of women who inspire me or things that hopefully one day will. As you see, there are many pictures of Adele. Her music brings out the best in my writing. Also, I have found that my writings are deeper then.
Marilyn Monroe is also an inspiration. She was a strong women who knew exactly what she wanted to do with her life. Plus, I love her movies.
The fifth photo is a picture of me & Sarah at her wedding. She has been there for me when I need her. She is the best friend a girl could have

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Back to Basics

So I have been rather busy today. I am frustrated with the fact that I can't get a hold of anyone at all. When I get frustrated, I write but it doesn't come easy.

Today, I found some old radio programs and I am listening to them. Writing for radio shows must be interesting. It has given me an idea to write a short story in play form at some point. I am not sure how it will work out but it is out of my confort zone.

Being out of your comfort zone is a good thing when it comes to expanding. Although my sotry written in that form may not be good, I can always improve and see where I went wrong. I would write it now but again, I have homework. Along with doing homework, I am editing videos for my youtube channel. Performances from TV shows & movie and such.
check it out

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

Out on the Farm
There are many places that I love to write. I write in my room a lot because it is the only place where I can relax often. As a kid, I actually would make a spot on the floor in the corner where I would write. I would sit on a blanket, surrounded by other bankets and I would just write. I should do that more often but lately, I haven't been able to.

The one place where I can relax more than anywhere else is at Nana & Papa's. This reminded me of their house because before I was born, it was a working farm. Anywho, it is so relaxing I have often fallen asleep writing laying in the bed I always stay in.

I would write more but I have homework so.. yep.

Sunday, September 11, 2011

What's his name... Cat

Movies inspire me as well. Growing up I have watched pretty much every movie genere there is. A fa favorite of mine is Breakfast at Tiffanys. When I don't feel well, it is the first movie I watch. That and any shirley temple movie I can get my hands on. I bought a set the other day of Shirley temple movies & shorts.
Anywho, I have wanted to write plays but it doesn't come quickly to me. Speaking of, I have been trying to write and I thought an idea came to me but anything I write besides blogs aren't clicking. Darn writers block.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Ways to clear my mind

Writing helps me take all of my cluttered thoughts and spew them onto a page. I have noticed that sometimes, my poetry, journals, or anything really, make sense in some way but not others. I have to re read often to revise my writing. I also rewrite notes for classes so that concepts make sense to me.

I have been spending parts of my day cleaning my room and editing videos and I found a book that I really have no use for anymore. I am going to donate it but I still want to keep some sense of it. How did I do that you ask? I looked up the subject online and printed out pages of the exercises. [the book,  should add, is a yoga book] So now, I have printed diagrams and the names of the poses in a clean format. I will now put them in a buinder and use it often instead of having a book sit on my shelf. I love the book, it's just some of the things, I have outgrown.

Now, don't take that last remark as me outgrowing everything. I feel it is good to go back to basics and these days, it is easy to. I just need to reduce some of the things in my life and if I can go from having a book to just having pages in a binder, I will be downsizing.

I have always donated books that are no longer useful to me as well. It was something my parents instilled in me at a young age. "If you have no use for it, someone else might."

Tuesday, September 6, 2011

People Watching

I'm not going to lie, I people watch sometimes. It can be intersting to look at someone and try to figure out their story. Like I have said before, you don;t know their story until you talk to them. Still, when you are frequently bored, its fun.

I have been trying to write some every so often and I think I have come up with a good plan and such.

A poet is, before anything else, a person who is passionately in love with language.
W. H. Auden

Monday, September 5, 2011

Long day

I had a long & stressful day today. I don't like to write much when I am. when that happens, it all comes out in mumbo jumbo and such. For example, right now! So this is all for today. It is very chilly and I just want to snuggle in my blankets and sleep

Sunday, September 4, 2011

Writers inspire writers

In my writing, more than my life inspires me. Any writers who say they aren't inspired by authors are nuts. I think it takes reading books to become inspired. I like a lot of authors of romantic type novels but I know hen it comes to my writing, I won't be able to pull it off. 
A lot of books that I have been gazing at lately are very detailed. I have been writing short stories that are detailed but I don't think they are publishing material. I have been kind of having writers block lately and that is stressful. Whenever anything in life goes wrong, I can always count on writing to calm my nerves.

Saturday, September 3, 2011

Blame It On The Alcohol

Some say to be a good writer, it pays to be inebriated. I myself am a writer, or I think I am. I may not be too good at it but still. I write, and I need to have a clear mind. Plus, I am under the age of 21. I view myself these days as straightedge.

Straightedge is a person who doesn't drink, do drugs, or smoke cigarets even. I just don't see the point. I have enough teenage angst still built up that it is not needed. I am sure through life, I will always carry some with me.

Also, the age thing always comes up when I tell people I love to write. "you're only 19, what can you have to write about?" Well, I think the teenage years and before are most interesting to write about. Although, that is all I can write about with personal in my body experience. I could observe others and write about them but I would much rather have them tell their own stories instead of making one up by looking at them.

As a child, I was always told not to judge. If a writer takes an idea from just looking at someone, that is judging. However, I look at it in the following way: If you notice someone interesting, get to know them. If you get to know them, you could take mental notes to help with the writing process. Some may call that extorting but if you take the experiences and put your own personal life twist on them, then it is fiction.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Coffee Shop Talk
A place where I have spent many a day is in coffee shops. Again, thanks to my mother. I got to go see many artist perform while I indulged in my favorite libation. 

Coffee & I have been long time frriends and enemies. At first, a half cup here and there. Ages 5 and up at that time. Then, I went to a show at a local coffee shop with mom & discovered... lattes. They are a little slice of heaven. 

A few years later, the caffeine got to be too much. i have since gone to decaf everything. it;s alright though. I just love the atmosphere coffee shops give me. I encounter many types of people, (although I hate stereotypes), while I sit and enjoy the smell of brewing coffee.

Workin 9 to 5

 Music is my escape besides writing. When  I am feeling down, all I have to do is put all of my show tunes on shuffle and my mood lifts. I thought I could talk about the musical that changed it all for me.

I remember it well, I was in the car with my mom listening to NPR and a story about Avenue Q. It seemed very interesting so I went home and researched it as well as other musicals. Then, I came across Wicked as well as the classics of course. 

Now, when it comes to the title of this entry, I relied on one of my favorite movies, turned into a musical. It has one of my heroes in it of course. Dolly Parton is amazing all around. She sings, writes her music, produced 9 to 5: The Musical and such. As a kid, I was always told that I should look up to strong women and Dolly is that exact thing. 

Amazing how music influences us all huh?

Thursday, September 1, 2011

Let The Stress Melt Away

"Some of the secret joys of living are not found by rushing from point A to point B, but by inventing some imaginary letters along the way."
-Douglas Pagels

     With only a few days left until the neighborhood becomes quiet again, I looked for pictures that depict childhood to me. Kids don't play like we use to. I am almost 20 now and I have lived in the same house for almost 18 years. Back when I was in grade school, we use to play with chalk all the time in the summer. Drawing, hopscotch, we'd do it all for hours. 
      Now, kids sit inside and watch television. (I have become guilty of this as well) I wonder if it's because of our neighborhood changing or just society. There are so many things that can be done, outside and otherwise. These don't have to consist of sitting in front of the TV or computer. (yes, I realize I am doing that now.) 
Sometimes, don't you just wish you could regain your childhood?

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This is my new blog. I have one that will be day to day blogs about... well, everything. I thought I would make another for what it is that inspires me. Also, I will be writing about the people who inspire me in all that I do. They may be family, friends, celebrities, authors, and so on.
I look forward to sharing with you all of my creative & inspiring experiences.