Writing Advice

Typically, Tuesdays have been for writing updates. However, there are only so many times when I can say “writing happily” before it gets boring. So, while I continue writing happily, I will share some advice, or thoughts, on the process every Tuesday. Of course, if I have any fabulous writing news, I’ll ditch the advice in favour of the news. I love sharing good news–mine or other people’s. Celebrations brighten life.

My advice today is simple: Believe in your dream.

I know that sounds like an over-used cliche, but there is an inferno of energy in the heart of it, so keep reading.

A few weeks ago, I was reading “The Heart of Christianity” by Marcus J Borg. Relax, I’m not going to discuss religion. I want to discuss a word he uses. That word is “believe“.

According to Borg, the Latin origins of “believe” mean “to give one’s heart to”.

When you give your heart to something you prize it, you commit to it, you love it. The result is your energy aligns behind that promise you make to yourself.

I’ve given my heart to writing stories that bring joy to people.

2 Replies to “Writing Advice”

    1. Thanks, Cathy. I wondered if it might sound a bit dorky, but "giving one's heart" resonated with me…and I'm trying to give up being shy and so, sharing some of the important things — writing related!