We have all seen those posts giving tips on what to do be a stronger writer. No bs–they are invaluable and if you have written one of those, thank you. I’ll be joining the ranks soon and I also give “tips” on Twitter myself. I also ran across a blog post stating what not to do. Twas brilliant. While all of these things are worth more than gold to a writer–I believe the next exercise is worth trying out.
Simply write one way or a hundred ways that writing has changed you.
Writing for me has–
…awakened the younger me.
…made me a stonger person.
…made me a better man.
…strengthened the bonds with my family.
…made me appreciate Gods gifts, sincerely.
…reminded me of those who work in the hottest of hot suns for very little pay.
…made me reach into myself and find out that I am worth loving.
…convinced me that the gifts and calling of God cannot be taken away.
…proven to be a way to support others in their calling to write. To put their very hearts and souls into every word they type.
…made me push myself to do the same.
…introduced me to some of the best, most deserving, talented people I know. They have the same dreams as me.
…made me love reading more.
…shown me that I am a poet and a writer–because I believe I am.
…renewed my gratitude towards Christ.
…made me to dream bigger and brighter.
Changed. My. Life.
“Be yourself. Above all, let who you are, what you are, what you believe, shine through every sentence you write, every piece you finish.”–John Jake.
Writers? What has writing done for you?