Creative Writing Experience

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Even though I signed up for a creative writing class and my first experience in the class was poetry, I am curious to see where the assignments will unfold. What a pleasant surprise to realize that my greatest wish to become a prolific writer is about to be realized. Besides, I like the quote “Please do not allow the spinning mind, with its inexhaustible genius for resistance, to keep you from writing the poems suggested in each chapter.” (v) I have been telling people that I did not choose my classes; rather, my classes chose me. Furthermore, I find the quote reassuring to press on and follow the instructions encouraging, There is a book screaming inside of me to be written. Honestly, I am so scared of the prospect because I have never …show more content…
What a relief to know that I have to trust the process to become a writer. By the same token, what to expect in taking the baby steps is so personal to me because of my personal struggle to express what I am thinking on paper. Hence, I feel like a child whose hand is being held to attempt a skill, like a first attempt to ride a bike. “If you can withstand the temporary frustrations and discouragements that are likely to accompany any period of learning, you will eventually find yourself writing poems that are moving and authentic.” Accordingly, the distinct remarks that “Accomplished writers know this; beginners often do not.” (v) strikes a cord, I have no clue that successful writing goes through “tireless revision” on the contrary, I felt successful writers are gifted and extra ordinary in putting words together beautifully. In this regard, part of my writing dilemma has been dealt with. I have always been impatient revising my work and extremely critical of my deficiencies when it comes to writing. I am waiting in anticipation “for the things within that won’t rest until they are finally given …show more content…
It’s humiliating.” This has been my internal dialogue, in this regard, I totally can Identify with being “wounded into silence” by my own critical judgement and inadequacy. Moreover, I find this response to Kowit’s remarks therapeutic and liberating, moreover, my self- inflicted wound is being diagnosed and the remedy for me to heal is being prescribed. I have embraced authenticity in teaching others to liberate themselves through my health coaching practice to help the get them in touch with their inherent abilities to build capacity to manage life efficiently. Interestingly, doing this exercise feels like the last frontier for me to break free from this particular medium of expression that has been elusive to me for so long. I agree with the remark “It is very common for people to deny a great deal of their emotional experience.” Likewise, my life’s mission and purpose is to help people own their feeling and work through what is holding them back. In retrospect, I am reading about these struggles when it comes to full self

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