ruthless compassion (aroraborealis) wrote,
ruthless compassion
aroraborealis

writing

For my birthday, dbang gave me a subscription to The Sun, a very cool little literary magazine that I'd never heard of before. I'm on the third issue, and I'm hooked.

One of the things I always thought I'd do, at least back in high school, was write. I'm not ambitious enough to be a journalist, though, and I sort of fell out of creative writing in college. Despite encouragement from ghislaine and others, I've only done a little bit of writing outside of email and livejournal and that sort of casual setting in the last few years.

I don't know if I'll change that, or if I really want to, but I think I do want to be doing more structured writing, if only for myself, not so much for publication (although, hey, I have that poem coming out next spring!)... and The Sun has a feature each month where it gives a very broad theme and asks readers to write about that theme and send in their pieces. Several pages of each issue include these responses, which, so far, have been my favorite part of the magazine.

So, I've decided that I'm going to take this as a little writing project for myself. It's realistic, and not too ambitious, and fun. Maybe I'll manage a few pieces on the theme each month, or maybe just the one, but I'm looking forward to playing a bit.

I'd also like to invite all of you to participate, if you'd like, in comments or posts in your own journal.

This month's theme is: Weddings
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