Self-Expression Helps Me
Writing helps me present my feelings and beliefs, like in a story or poem. It also helps me develop creative expression. I can think of ideas and how to put them in a story or say them in a poem.
Some people have suggested a group of people could write stories. I don’t know whether this is done often. There could be a lot of economic remuneration because there would be more people and maybe better stories.
Many of the tales today, especially in movies or TV, retell a previous story. The camera work is often not good. The scene is too dark, and because of the poor lighting, the action cannot be seen at times.
I want to write books. The reader pictures the scene the way that seems real for him or her. The author’s words become more important.
Sometimes I get an idea and think, “this could be a story.” I am going to produce more and try to make more stories.
I also like to write poetry. Sometimes I express my ideas melodically and succinctly. I thought I was clever several years ago to write “Home is the sailor, home from the sea, and the soldier, home from the war.” I didn’t realize that I had probably heard it from a former poet, one Robert Lewis Stevenson! He expressed a similar idea with almost the same words.
Melodic verses can stay with you for a very long time. This is because of the rhythm and beauty of the idea or the way it strikes the soul, as in these lines by Shakespeare: “Out, out brief candle! Life is but a walking shadow, a poor player, That struts and frets his hour upon the stage, and then is heard no more. It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
I like the poetic type of artistic expression, mainly because I hope it will help provide some type of financial support for me.