Monday, November 10, 2014

3 Reasons to stop Dreaming about Writing and Do it.



I've been writing stories since the fifth grade. Most writers can tell you with blinding accuracy when the writing bug bit them. Others only dream about writing.

Yes, they dream about writing. Maybe they've started a short story or scribbled in a journal somewhere that's packed away in the attic at their mom's house. Their children might stumble on it after they die and ask "Why didn't she write more?"

Three Reasons You Need to Pull out the Computer, Pen or whatever you Use today to Write

1. You have a unique story that begs to be told. I didn't live the life you did. You didn't live mine. But I bet something you experienced might help me with a life struggle.

2. Your writing muscle grows the more you practice. You can't use the excuse that you don't know how to write. With all the how-to books out there, writing groups and online workshops etc, that excuse doesn't work. Everyone writes badly when they first write. No one writes a great first story. We all learn as we go.

3. You will experience a joy like none other when someone reads your words and gets them. I can't  describe that deep satisfaction you receive when a reader reacts to a story you write from you heart, but it makes all the work worth it.

And I'll throw in another reason for free: You will please God. And isn't that what we want to do with our lives?

3 comments:

Lily Robinson said...

Wow. That 'extra' reason got me. Yes, we should use His gifts. Jesus spoke a parable about a guy that buried his writing gift in the ground. Well, He worded it differently...

Karen Lange said...

Excellent reasons - all four of them! Appreciate the encouragement today. :)

Lynn said...

I love all of your reasons! Thank you for being an inspiration.