On Fridays, we like to share writing tips and tricks with our readers. We hope this section will encourage and inspire you to continually improve as a writer.
Writing Tip – Inner Child
Listen to a child — the openness and directness of their character, personalities full of wonderment and pride in their own inquisitiveness. Get in touch with your inner child when writing. Underneath conformity and inhibitions is your elementary creativity. Allow yourself to explore, question, laugh and learn from the writing process. This practice will help you find your voice.
Writing Prompt –Time
Your writing prompt for today is simply the word time. Words provoke thoughts and emotions, and words hold different meanings and memories for each of us. Do what you like with the word. Search for its meaning, or better yet, start with a little impromptu writing on what this word brings to mind. What do you think when you hear it? Say it? Write a short piece applying the word and its concept.
Time is actually one of my favorite things to write about. I am learning so much from it, so much so that I want to begin a book all about it. It is true that time is really on your side but only if you want it to be. Time cannot make you do anything yet, willingly and humbly, we partner with it to create results. Doctors, educators, musicians, and authors would not be where they are today had they not partnered with time. I am learning that if you treat time right, it will treat you right. My goal this year: to develop a better relationship with time. To allow it to finally see its value in my life. I will wake up earlier, I will great time and say thank you, not lets partner together and make magic. Yes, because I truly want it to be here, time is on my side and there it will stay until I say!