Take a step back to consider the intent and goal of your writing direction
How to Nurture Your Literary Children and Let Them Grow
What are you really trying to accomplish with your writing?
Before you read anything into that question, rest assured I’m not pointing a flashlight in your face or asking you to rationalize your work.
What I’m really hoping for is to make you take a step back — for just a moment — to consider the intent and goal of your writing efforts.
What’s the motivation behind my snoopy nose?
Consider this: While you may think you know your professional objective, direction, and where your stories are focused, sometimes, it’s necessary to look at things from an objective perspective — especially when nothing seems to be resonating with your readers.
So how can we nurture our literary children and help them become the best they can be?
Here’s a short excerpt from Please God, Make Me a Writer that will motivate you to take a closer look at what you write, and why.
The Key to Writing Success is In Your Hands — and Your Words
Only those who will risk going too far can possibly find out how far one can go. — T. S. Eliot
The desire to write is more than a curious passing thought to explore.
For some of us, it’s an obsession — one often triggered by an issue, problem, or curiosity.
That prickly sensation materializes as a nagging devil of an idea that gets lodged in a writer’s mind, evolving into a burning question — desperate for an answer.
Many writers, myself included, answer the call with high expectations, believing through the process of creating articles, we’re on the road to sharing, caring, and helping others by exposing doubt and confusion — and replacing them with suggestions and insight.
We hope our stories and posts convey a meaningful lesson or truth, resulting in a conclusion typically drawn from our unique experience, knowledge, or perspective.
Because, as writers, we tend to express ourselves through the focus of our own personal looking glass.
But in some cases, the need to write and unleash our inner voice comes from another place — one motivated by a different source.
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Jill Reid is the author of Please God, Make Me A Writer, Real Life, Discover Your Personal Truth, and Life in Small Doses. Her books, videos, and newsletters explore writing, life, relationships, and personal success strategies for building the skills and confidence you need to achieve your goals.
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