Today, I am proud to announce that I featured as a Guest Blogger over at Dodging Commas, as part of a new series that explores the theme Inspired to Write. Its writer, Stef, explains:
Writers love talking about inspiration. We like to moan when we aren’t inspired and we like to boast when that sudden rush of inspiration has just jolted our minds into action. Inspiration can come from many sources – we can be inspired by places, images, words, actions, music, current events … and we can be inspired by people.
I have approached the writers behind some of my favourite blogs to contribute to Dodging Commas on the theme Inspired to Write. This is an opportunity to showcase a favourite author, express gratitude to a teacher, or dote upon a friend or family member. Above all, it is a celebration of the people who started us on our creative journeys, the people who keep us going, and the people who inspire us to follow our passion.
We seek inspiration for new ideas every day for our creative work, but right from the start there has been someone who has ensured we are Inspired to Write.
I was honoured that Stef asked me to appear as a Guest Blogger, and I hope I have done her justice. To read my post, head over to Dodging Commas right now! You can view the other “Inspired” posts , as well as many other grammar- and story-related posts. Go bask in the general awesomeness of Stef.
But for now, here’s a teasing snippet of my post:
Astronauts, Princesses, Lion-Tamers and Writers
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
I am sure that, for most of you, this is a painfully familiar question. Your teachers, your friends, your family—everybody seems to have a strange curiosity when it comes to your future, don’t they?
The younger you are, the easier it is to answer such a question. An astronaut; a princess; a lion-tamer. Realism can be thrown out the window, as you are encouraged to reach for the stars. But as the years pass, there comes an expectation to seriously consider where you see your life heading.
My first ‘official’ declaration for my future was that I wanted to be a teacher. A noble enough career, certainly. I stuck with this ambition for all the years of primary school, until, at the age of eleven, I realised how trying it was to make children do what they are told.
Yes. I was a child when I realised that children are little bastards.
…Want to finish reading? Then head over to Dodging Commas now!
- Love The Bad Guy