When I was little, I had trouble going to sleep. One night I was having even more trouble than usual when my Dad made a suggestion. He told me to try telling myself stories, and I have done so ever since.
Now that I am older however, I wanted a way to share some of my stories with more people than just my family. So, last year I started writing them into books (none of which are finished). I was looking for an opportunity to share them, when I realized it was right under my nose.
At first, I was hesitant about sharing my creative writing with my readers, but after sharing a few small snippets (like this one) I decided to share one of my stories. The first story that went out to my readers was My Lego Justice which will be continued in my Batman® fan fiction, The Gotham Enigma. These are not the only two stories on my blog, but they are the ones that have been around the longest.
Being able to share my stories with others who enjoy the same things I do is something I wasn’t able to do before my blog. Now, I am reading some of them to my cousins via FaceTime® every week, as well as talking to my friends about the latest developments.
I love writing my stories, and now I have a motivation to do so.
If you do not like writing, but love telling stories and sharing them, this is a great way for you to share your creative work. I have found that turning my blog into my creative outlet has opened new doors in my world and I am learning more about writing than I was learning from the workbooks in our homeschool.
To turn your blog into a creative outlet, all you have to do is start writing.
However, there are some things you can do to add even more fun to your writing experience. You can make an additional page on your blog just about that story. On the page, you could include short bios for your main characters, you could also have a place for your readers to ask questions, and/or a place where you have all these resources gathered in one place. (Editer’s note: this is called having a Sneeze Page and is very smart blogging!)
You simply add more information to these as you continue to write on that specific topic. This way, even if you only write on your story once in a while, your readers will have something to discover every time they come to your blog.