Spring Is In the Air


Spring Is In the Air

Can you feel it? Spring is in the air, readers. You can feel the sun on your shoulders these days, even if it snows later in the afternoon. Everywhere, birds are singing and pets are shedding their winter coats on the carpet. So what does all this mean for our creative lives? The new warmth and energy in the air is a new chance for us to revitalize our writing.

So what's one way you can introduce a little spring into your writing? How about getting outside and writing on a bench somewhere, or under a tree? How about sitting in a cafe and doing some peoplewatching? How about walking through your neighborhood and observing all the differences that come about because of the new season? There are so many ways we can all take advantage of the new season. Maybe you're starting a new sport or a class at school; you can throw the energy of Spring into these things as well.

Stories can use a kick of spring as well. If you've been writing tragic, mopey stories about vampires lately, why not shake it up a little with some action, or some comedy? Shake up your usual writing routines; write at different times of the day, in different notebooks, and write different topics!

A new burst of energy only comes along once in a while; make sure you take advantage of it. Try setting new goals for yourself and urging yourself to push new boundaries. Try writing a poem if you've never written one before; take a course elective in a subject you know nothing about. Try out for a play or a sport that is new to you. Above all, be bold! Spring won't last forever.