I don’t call myself a writer. I think that title suggests a certain ability and level of skill for writing and I’m not sure I’m very good at writing, I do know that I love to write. That being said, as a person who loves to write, I’ve been handed the task of writing in a way that I don’t ever choose to write. So, instead of writing what I’m supposed to write, I’m going to post about it. That makes sense, right? I enjoy the challenge of creative writing but I worry that I’m going to fail miserably and that inability is going to be extremely frustrating and discouraging. This whole experience is similar to the one I had around this time last year when I was asked to create art, specifically paint and sketch, solely from inspiration. I had a pretty hard time with the whole creating as self-expression thing. It’s one thing to be trained technically, in any trade, but a completely different thing to invent. Limitless of invention but limited by my own capabilities and imagination, I don’t even know where to start. Do you tell your own story? Do you tell a variation of your own story? Do you steal someone else’s story? Do you think of a story you already know? Do you analyze? Do you organize, then write? Do you ignore rules? Do you ignore structure? How does it end? Where do you draw inspiration? Where do you start?