Writing 101 – Day One

First day’s assignment: ” Unlock the Mind”- write freely for 20 minutes…and this is what happened:) Enjoy reading!


“It was the very first time since his recovery, when he had the courage to think about painting again…

The studio seemed so empty without his work…there were two white canvases left in the corner on the floor, all his tools, brushes have been locked away for safe keeping, just waiting for the right time…

Today seemed to be the right time…

He opened the window for a bit of fresh air…the warmth of the sunlight touched his face for a second, as he turned around and gave the room another sad look. For a moment he wanted to give it all up and leave…there were too many memories he wasn’t ready to face yet, but suddenly he heard a familiar voice whispering: “face your fears because there is no going back now…”

It was something a good friend told him a few days ago, he didn’t pay much attention then but now it was the only thing he could think of.

Slowly, he walked towards a rusty chest of drawers…checked his pockets for the keys and opened it. There wasn’t much there and the idea that he would have to go and buy a lot of things to able to paint scared him a little bit more than he was comfortable to admit.

He picked the less damaged canvas off the floor, wiped the dust of it and placed it on the stand.

….after an hour just looking at it, he felt empty…there was nothing he wanted to share . How would he ever find inspiration again? He closed his eyes and strangely he remembered moments from his childhood that he thought were long forgetten…weekends spent at the equestrian center with his father, riding together…

…he smiled.

…he did have something to share.

He spent the whole night painting… the desire to capture a moment of happiness was too strong. At that moment it was the only thing that made him feel alive…a memory, a glimpse of the past that found the way back in his life, at the time he needed the most a reason to keep going…”

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Picture, courtesy of The Daily Post, Writing 101

Message from the author:

It might not be easy at the beginning, but eventually you will find inspiration…that one thing that will keep you going to create beautiful stories on a blank paper! Share the love for writing:)

First assignment finished…:)

13 thoughts on “Writing 101 – Day One”

      1. AHHHHHH…well, you know best if the course would make any difference to you:)
        I am trying really hard to find time for it but I think it’s interesting 🙂 anyway, try and find some motivation somewhere:)))


  1. Hi Julia! What a great beginning for our class, Writing 101! And it’s obvious that you definitely have a love for writing – it shows in every word you have written for this post. Keep it up! I look forward to reading more in the coming weeks.

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