Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday--The Writer's Porch

Write Your Passion

“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.” —William Wordsworth

Write your passion! Your best writing will flow when your heart is in the work. Writer's block will dissipate. Your scribbles will develop into sentences, then to paragraphs, and eventually into something that you will be proud to see in print.

Many times we scramble to follow the market and what we perceive is the “hot topic” of the moment in the hopes of seeing our manuscript in print. We sell out our own passions. Believe me when I say this, my writing STINKS when I chase publication for publication itself.

I believe that the Lord allows each of us to develop certain interests that turn our fingers into writing machines. Thankfully, He doesn’t limit us to only one topic, but usually two or three are what we will write most eloquently.

Let me ask you this: If you could write about any subject, what would you choose? Whatever your answer is, that will probably be the best thing for you to write about.

Now, let me clarify. You do not have to write the same things repeatedly. You can write about your passions from many different angles. For example, how could you write about the faithfulness of God using the following subjects as the primary topic?

· Nature
· Friendships
· Dogs/cats
· Motorcycles
· Football
· American Idol

Consider your passions. Write from your heart, but use your imagination. Next week we are going to start a new series—The Art of the Article.

Keep the Heart-Print Faith,

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