Wednesday, March 18, 2009
Sometimes when we write, we try too hard to write a story and all that comes out is 500 words of jibberish. What I want each and every one of you to do is write with passion. Not a lovey dovey type of writing, I mean writing from your heart.
If you have a passion to write, write! Yesterday’s post I wanted to write some writing element for you all to learn but instead my passion took over the keyboard and I wrote what was in my heart.
I often do this in my journaling, but yesterday I wanted to share what happens when a writer sits at her keyboard and freewrites, not worrying about the grammatical elements or the structural elements. I wrote with a passion flaring inside.
I know not all of you, as new writer’s, have this passion but in time as you write a little every day an a affection burns inside like a forest fire igniting words within you that you didn’t even know was there.
Can you dedicate one hour out of the day for writing? One hour is all it takes to get the fire started and if the frenzy flares up to keep writing, then do so. Be cautious though, because writing becomes an addiction that you don’t want to be healed from.
I know as I take my break from WVU, it keeps calling me back, distracting me from my writing. But don’t you worry, I’m writing and everyday I wake and find myself at the keyboard writing something, anything. Even if it is only in my journal, the need to write is running rampant through my veins.
It also helps to have your friends support. During these times it is when you know who your real friends are and who you can do without for awhile.
Now if you’re in trouble with what to write, why not try out my friends site Pumping Your Muse? It is full of daily prompts that you can sink your teeth into and get started writing. All it takes is that one seed to be planted (in way of a prompt or a picture) and you’re on your way writing and wondering where all of the words came from. They came from YOU! That’s right, you’re on your way to becoming a writer.
Now get to writing and come back and tell me how your progress is coming. I know there are followers out there that just “read” my words, but are you writing? Are you taking the next step that comes after reading? Readers write and writer’s read, it’s what we do to get by and high in life.
Enjoy your day in the sunshine and write your heart out!