My thoughts on writing tips found online and in published works (with some random thoughts thrown into the mix).

Friday, April 27, 2012

A to Z Challenge: W

W is for...Writing! Today, I just want to take a moment to celebrate the art, joy, and pastime that is writing. If you are reading this blog, you most likely do your own fair share of writing. Whether that means you write fiction, nonfiction, newspaper articles, blogs, or simple pieces for fun, you still have a passion for the craft.

Let's all take a moment to appreciate the gift we have. You have found your calling and the activity that lets you be creative. It can cause stress, but it can also vaporize it. It is the thing that makes you who you are.

Right now, I want you to close your eyes and picture what your world would be like without writing. And remember, no writing means no reading too! What if you had never been taught how to write? What if you lived in a country where all the books were burned? What if you lived in a household where creativity was frowned upon?

Now, keep your eyes closed and envision your life now, with writing. Think of all the different places you have traveled to, both real and imaginary. Think of all the people you have gotten to know. Think of all the things you have done and how many days you spent curled up with a book, newspaper, magazine, or with your laptop full of blog posts to read. It makes you appreciate writing a bit more, doesn't it?

Whenever you start to get discouraged or wonder if its worth the effort, remember this exercise to renew your faith and your passion.


  1. Thanks for posting this, Rebecca! There are times when frustrations mounts and I just want to throw the towel in. Of course I don't... Every writer has these moments, I'm sure but you just made me realize how taking a moment to ask what/where I would be without writing--it's funny how quickly everything snaps right back into perspective!

    1. Thank you for reading! I am glad that I could help you out, and if you need any help or encouragement, please don't hesitate to get in touch! And, as always, check back often for new posts about writing, editing, and publishing =)