Creative Writing

For the past year or a bit more I’ve been feeling the urge to do some creative writing but just can’t seem to get there. I read a lot, I mean a lot, and naturally reading great novels can be inspiring. I want to pick up a pen (figuratively speaking, of course I’d type!), and write this amazing piece of fiction that everyone would love and would in turn inspire them. For some reason though it’s all eluding me and no doubt having no background in creative writing is only making the process all the more challenging for me. I did pick up a book this month on creative writing, which has been great. It has a lot of ideas and ways to get yourself going, ways to avoid stumbling blocks, things of that nature. Maybe I should finish reading it…

I think what I need is a muse, something to get my brain kicked into gear. I’d love to write about something 40K related but what? Writing about one of my armies seems an easy starting point until I sit down and try and work out something. I do have this one idea that I think is great and have some pieces of it sketched out but I think my approach to it is going to limit me more than I’d like. That being said, I’ve often heard that some of the best art comes from restriction, so maybe I’ll forge ahead with this idea of mine and see what comes of it.

Eh, I’m rambling here. How about you all, the one or two readers I may have, is there something you really want to do but just can’t get there? Have you managed to overcome it in the past and if so how did you go about it?

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