Why do you want to write? If you’re planning to participate in NaNoWriMo next month, hopefully that is a question you have already answered. There are a lot of lessons I have learned over the years as a writer. I’ve learned techniques to improve the way I write, I’ve received advice to help me market, and I’ve even received feedback to help me believe I was on the right path. Why do you write?
Is there a story burning inside of you that will not go away? Have you lived through something and came out on the other side against all odds? Is there a truth you believe so deeply you want others to hear?
There are many reasons why we choose to write. I’ve doubted myself too many times to count. I’ve heard others doubt themselves. So, before I start writing about any tips or tricks to help our skills I want to start with our hearts. It may sound silly but the heart is where good stories come from.
Challenge for You: Take a moment to evaluate your motives. Are you allowing the opinions of others or the success of others to drastically change the way you write? Are you still finding joy in writing or finding yourself bogged down in a competition you hadn’t realized you entered.
Just like an artist, you have to find what makes you write. What is your special area of interest? Find it and don’t let go. Enjoy what you love to do and protect the unique style flowing from your heart.
Tip of the Day: Write for yourself, take nothing to heart, don’t be afraid, and accept who you are.
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Nicole Donoho, owner of Teddyfly LLC, enjoys writing stories for all ages. She currently lives in Northwest Arkansas where she takes in the beauty of the Natural State with her husband, Jacob, and their three sons-Elijah, Josiah, and Solomon.