If you wish you could write but just can't seem to get the ideas swirling in your head to come out, just read a little Shakespeare. Ole Will wrote with an unyielding passion that seemed to pour out onto the page. You can't help but be inspired and you will write. If you could just soak up one one-hundredth of what oozes out of that man, you'll be a writing superstar.
I've studied Shakespeare under a Shakespeare legend, Dr. Kay Stanton, at California State University, Fullerton. Delving into the genius of Shakespeare is probably what prompted me to indulge my inner-crazy and let it flow. Don't worry, it won't all come out crazy. But allowing yourself to put the words in your mind onto paper, even if they don't make any sense whatsoever at first, will open your writing world up considerably. The best writing advice I ever received was, 'Just write.' That's it. Write down your grocery list. Write down your bedtime prayer. Write down your children's names. Write down your dream last night. Write it down and you will see the story come to life. But you have to write it down.
So, this, my first blog post, is just a little writing advice. Doubt thou the stars are fire; Doubt that the sun doth move; Doubt truth to be a liar; But never doubt I love.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ nor no man ever loved.
Trust me. Shakespeare will be your best teacher and most sage inspiration.