Light a fire under your writing.

What lights your fire, feeds your passion, pushes your writing self beyond yourself?

If you don’t know the answer to that, spend some time finding out before you write.

Have you read any of Natalie Goldberg’s books on writing. If not, you have a treat in store for you. She will open a path to a whole new way of thinking for you as a writer.

Start with Writing Down the Bones. Devour that book. Make it your companion as you practice your writing. I’m reading another of her books: Wild Mind, Living the Writer’s Life now. Fantastic! Every time she says “try this” in that book, try it. You’ll come out a better writer—a deeper, a wilder writer—as a result.

I’m not going to give you any great writing advice today. But, I will tell you what Natalie says about Wild Mind.

The great expanse of the huge open sky above you is what she gives an example of Wild Mind. We all have the opportunity to live and create in that Wild Mind, but instead we live on a tiny dot in that huge sky and listen to our monkey mind chatter away at us. In order to tap into the Wild Mind—the passion that stirs our creative souls—we must move beyond that small dot—that monkey mind that dictates all the shoulds of our lives—and connect with our own creativity.

Read the books. You won’t regret it.

About loubelcher

I'm a freelance artist and writer. I enjoy anything whimsical and my art and writing generally concentrate on the lighter side of life.
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3 Responses to Light a fire under your writing.

  1. ahamin says:

    Every writer must have passion in his or her writing. I used to think that writing is for my self, true, but I have became a better writer after I decided that I should write for the readers, and try as best to know what they will like and how can I shock them.
    Thanks for the advice, I’ll try to read the book.

  2. Gail says:

    I do love to write. I have two writing prompts I do each week and I really enjoy the challenge.

  3. Prem says:

    This photo is simply beautiful… i love the lone bird against the vast sky. And thanks for the tips on writing. 😀

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