I was rather ashamed when I saw this topic from Long and Short Reviews come up, because I am surprisingly limited in my creative outlets.
I am not, for instance, a person who goes in for arts and crafts. I can't draw, I don't knit or crochet, and while I know people who cross-stitch and embroider, I've never done it myself. So at the moment my only creative outlet is my writing.
I'm currently working on a piece with the working title of Hyperventilating. It has been re-planned about five times now but it's finally getting somewhere - and it has the advantage of allowing me to use a past creative outlet, which is songwriting. My hero is a rock star, and in my past I made several attempts at writing song lyrics, none of which were worthy of anything but which can be quoted safely whenever I write about my hero in performance.
Makes a nice change from having to remove all song lyrics for trademark purposes!
So what are your creative outlets?
That’s neat to use your book as a vehicle for songwriting. I hope it’s going well.ReplyDelete
I love to quote song lyrics, so at least there are no trademark issues.Delete
Songwriting is a pretty neat hobby.ReplyDelete
Sadly I wasn't any good at it, but I enjoyed it.Delete
I wish I could write lyrics, but I'm not all that great at it. Kudos to you!ReplyDelete
I'm not that great either - I wish I was!Delete
Hey, writing absolutely counts as a creative outlet!ReplyDelete
Nice! Good luck with the book, too. Glad to hear you're finally making some headway.ReplyDelete
It's surprising just how hard it's been to write during lockdown, so I'm trying to push myself.Delete
Writing is the ultimate in creativity. I can write poetry, but can't put them into music.ReplyDelete
I can't write poetry, so kudos to you.Delete
I had kind of the same reaction: aside from writing, I don't feel like I do that much. I used to -- I used to draw, for example, and in my teens I put together the most amazing patch jacket, but I just don't seem to have that kind of time or attention anymore.ReplyDelete
Neither of those are skills I have, so I'm impressed.Delete
How lucky for you to have song lyrics you can quote in a book! My very first book, I didn't realize that wasn't allowed. I've since given the publisher rewrites that removed the lyrics. And I took them all out of the books I self-published when the publisher closed. But to me, it diminishes the mood I was trying to set.ReplyDelete
Song lyrics are poems to music. They are the musical and lyrical manifestations of feelings. A true art.
I love to quote lyrics, so I hate having to take them out. I can't claim mine are much good, but at least they're mine.Delete