I had an experience on my radio program from December 11, 2019. I followed my own advice about telling a story and I let the story do the work. And the response received made me more committed to using the power of a story.
Several losses have reinforced something important about my own writing this past week. You must believe you have something worthwhile to speak into the world. But you also must be kind to yourself when life intrudes and steals your creative momentum.
There’s a parallel between the Christian life and being a writer concerning doubt. If you are in the middle of a time of doubt about whether you are a real writer or not and whether you should continue to flail, listen to this writespo.
There’s really only one thing you need to do in order to become a successful writer. There’s only one ingredient you need in order to accomplish your writing goal. Listen to these inspiring words from an aerospace engineer.
There’s only one thing that will hold you back from writing what you’ve been given to write. There’s only one force in the world that can keep you from doing the hard work. And it’s not out there. And you can conquer it today.
As I held the letter in my hand, something happened inside. A published author took the time to respond to me. Someone whose words had touched a nerve inside had communicated personally. What might happen if you do the same to an author who has given life-giving words in print?
Are you concerned about what others say or think about your writing? Are you held back by the possibility that someone will criticize you or think you’re a hack? It takes courage to do what you are supposed to with your words.