Now that I’m in grad school and pursing an M.F.A. in creative writing, I have a few ideas for writing in the nonfiction genre. Blogging about the places I visit, as well as taking pictures along the way, is helping to inspire more work which I hope to have published elsewhere. I can always share links to online editions on here at some point if something I submit makes it to the pages of a publication.
So, what I’m going to do is look back on some of my blog posts and photos for creative nonfiction story content. What I write may not be based on an entire day of exploring; it could be inspired by a particular site here and there. I wrote some stories in the creative nonfiction genre for a recent assignment already; those were based on trips to New York City, Cape May and the Outer Banks. I think it’ll be a good way to put together a portfolio of literary work.
Also, whenever I’m in between excursions for a while, I want to work on posting my thoughts on various travel news. I can keep my blog content going more steadily without relying on going somewhere, whenever there’s a lot of work to do for my classes or errands. Besides, with the winter months coming up again, I won’t be doing as much traveling.