Saturday, February 03, 2007

Creative Writing

I am the instructor of a very interesting class. Creative Writing. Yup, you guessed it! I'm teaching a creative writing class. You may ask, "how do you teach students to be creative?" I've asked myself that question probably a million times. I don't think I can. But I'm hoping that I can simply inspire my students and the "Creator" will flow through their brains and sudden inspiration will explode throughout the writing abyss of the soul. Sound scary? It really isn't once you've experienced the phenomonom of inspiration. I keep telling my students that the lives you touch with the written word far surpasses the glimpses of pulpit opportunity. Writing can cross the miles, it spans cultures and traditions. Writing opens oceans of thought to those you would never hope to come in contact with. Writing is the expression of the soul, the wonder in the imagination, the dream come alive on paper. Now that you're here, share some inspiration by leaving a comment. I'd love to read what you have to say.


Jana Allard said...

When I was in school, I loved the creative writing classes. I have been away from it for so long that I know longer "feel" the touch. My favorite times were writing a fiction story created from one of many pictures my instructor would lay across a table. What fun!

Anonymous said...

I love creative writing and have been doing it on and off for a long time. Recently, I've been inspired to write poetry again, which is something I haven't done in a long time. I pray that God will use the words I feel like He's given me to minister to others.

Ronda Hurst said...

Creative? That's not what I feel.
I'm feeling empty, void and nil.
Perhaps someday the words will flow, and Creative will once again show.
But as for now, I'll leave you with this
Because Creative is in the abyss.


Linda Elms said...

I am finding out more and more how much I enjoy writing. I love having a thought, working on it, then finally getting it on paper where others can read it. I don't think I'm a great writer, but I'm working on it a little at a time. Keep teaching those "kids" to write! It's so important to the future.

Unknown said...

Hello Sis. B:

I ran across your blog on my sister Carol's blogroll and thought I would drop you a note. I too love creative writing and have been doing it a long time. I think it started with writing poetry as a teenager many moons ago. I think your creativity comes across in everything you do. I loved your skit at ladies retreat.