It was mid year when I attended a workshop on writing, hosted by The Dainty Mom, a wonderful mom blogger who inspires me to no end. I was pretty proud of myself having attended the workshop especially since I was not a “writer” writer. I was eager to use what I learned, what I experienced to make my writing better. With this post, I remember some bits and pieces of the wisdom I picked up at the workshop.
Each one is unique. Each has a story to tell. Often times, I have wondered, “Why write my story?” or “Who will read my thoughts?” When I indulged in the world of blogging, I saw beautiful stories unfold. I smiled at how there are people who are actually interested to read about my experiences. An amazing part of writing and blogging which I enjoy very much is reading blogs of creative and virtuous writers. I like following their stories. I like commenting on their posts. I like losing myself in their world.
It is natural to write about things that make us feel good. I remember being in high school, that feeling of being asked out on a date, experiencing the prom or winning a basketball game. After a euphoric experience, I can’t wait to capture the feelings in words to keep the memory fresh for the longest time possible. And yes, there’s a certain unspeakable sense of satisfaction when you write about life’s beautiful things.
To be true to your blog/ writing, you have to write about something you are passionate about. Much easier said than done. My real question is, “What if you don’t know what your passion is?” Someone told me, “Keep finding it. But find it with your heart and your heart alone.”
A story has to have a wrap around or a pink ribbon to seal its conclusion. I take this as a writing tip. That awesome feeling of tying up the final ribbon of a gift before giving it to a friend. The ribbon seems useless but oh, how it completes the package!
When you write, you tend to be more reflective of your life. Socrates says, “An unreflected life is not worth living.” But I dare not over-reflect. If you know what I mean.
And of course, the workshop ended with the encouraging nudge, no matter what, in spite of life’s surprises, with life’s greatest triumphs, even when things are down, ”Write On!“