If you want to make people smile, make every word count If you want to make people laugh, make every word count If you want to entertain people, make every word count If you want to inspire others, make every word count If you want to make a difference in people’s lives, make every word count So be creative, be daring, set your soul free Be the kind of writer you dreamed of and make every word count
When the well runs dry and words don’t flow freely, take a step back… pause… reflect… on all your past work, relish in the creativity you created from nothing and take pride in knowing you did something that was brought forth from your heart, your soul, your inner voice What was once there is never gone It just needs time to rest and recharge When all is said and done, you’ll be back to reinvent yourself with eloquent words that will convey your passion to the world.
As a writer, you have the potential to be great Your individuality is an untapped source of power Your soul displays endless creativity, inner beauty, and fragility Your words make an impact on the reader’s emotions, which help to spark love, joy, hope and inspiration.
Writing… is the most purest form of self expression It frees us from our inhibitions and challenges us It clears our minds of all rules and regulations and dares us to dream the impossible So write to your heart’s content, perfect your craft and live up to your true potential One that is of a …writer.
When I write, I’m in my happy place A place where I’m returning to the most purest spot in my soul Everyday I always return to the place where the best things are I may not be the most talented, creative or eloquent writer but my passion to get my words out onto paper just makes my love for this craft stronger Writing elevates my mind, body and soul It takes me to another level of complete joy I’m able to go to a place where I create things not only with my words but with my heart, my soul, my true inner voice.
Did you ever have those times when you had a dry spell with your writing? Whether it be for your blog, script, story, essay, correspondence letter or note to a friend, your mind’s well was empty. No topics are in play, no words come to mind, things just don’t flow freely from pen to paper so to speak.
It’s like you struggle just to get a cohesive sentence together; every brain cell is squeezed to spew out the words needed to bring forth a sentence. AND the kicker is that it’s really not what you want to convey. You just put something down for the sake of having something substantial to work from.
All of us as writers hit this dry spell throughout our careers, it’s inevitable and just plain sucks. During these times I just don’t feel like a writer and I truly feel as if I failed. Don’t know why, but I just do.
“Why does this have to happen?!”
Our minds are capable of doing and creating so much more…so why is it that our minds fail us? Is it just a way of our brain telling us that it’s going on a short vacation so we can’t write until it gets back?
What do we do in the meantime? How do we continue on with our craft if our mind isn’t cooperating? Not writing anything makes me feel empty and having to endure this drought is challenging. Often during times like these is when I start to worry…has my mind’s well of creativity gone dry? Will I ever come up with another idea or story ever again?
So many questions with no immediate answers. My confidence gets put through the ringer and then some. But luckily for me, I’ve been through this rodeo and I know that I just need to ride out the storm.
My mind eventually regains its composure and my creativity resets itself. My brain becomes cognizant of all the new ideas and stories and starts to file them in my intellectual storage file; the amount of information is so overwhelming that I’m faced with another dilemma…which story to work on first, too little time to get all this stuff out and words constantly oozing out just begging to be put on page.
Guess that’s a better situation to be in than a writing dry spell but either way I’ll gladly endure both as long as my passion for writing remains constant.