Friday, May 1, 2009

Friday--The Writers' Porch

For the Love of Writing

Last Friday I listed the top ten steps for helping a writer find publication. The number one step is, Do you feel you have to write? If the answer is no, then stop and begin a new hobby. If you need to write like you need to breathe, then write and do not stop. Write because you love the flow of language, witty words and grammar, and not because you want to see your name in print on a book or magazine.

If you cannot not write, then one day you may see your name in print. When publication happens it usually take a long time (years) and with many rejection letters. Learn the craft and persist—do not give. Write because it is your calling, not because you desire a new career.

If you want to hone your writing and speaking skills, if you would like to meet with other writers and discuss the writing life, then I highly recommend coming to the Proverbs 31 Ministries She Speaks! Conference. This conference will help guide and encourage you as writer/speaker/ministry leader. Click on the "She Speaks" link for more information.

1 comment:

Wendy Blight said...

What great words of wisdom, Susanne. These words will be such an encouragement to so many women who are waiting...waiting...wondering if they are pursuing God's true call on their lives.