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Got Substance?


If you’re busy keeping with Lindsey Lohan’s mess and less with the state of the world as a whole your substance is probably more fluff.

We’ve all been there at one point or another. I know I have.

But, time is moving and as the world changes, fluff is clearly just that — fluff.

Live a little and find out what you’re made of by doing/reading/exploring something different. Something that will enhance your stay on this planet.

You won’t regret it.

Just a few words from the….

Voice Of A Writer.

Got Passion?


Hey you! Yes. YOU.

The one over there walking around this planet, complaining, sulking and nagging everyone in your inner circle? Not you? Okay, perhaps the person next to you, tap him/her will you?

One of a myriad of reasons you behave this way is because well, you simply lack…..

PASSION! 

A little spark...

Go ahead — find something that interests you.

Nurse it, slow and steady, over time…

                                                    You’ve got yourself a PASSION!!!

From the…

Voice of A Writer.

Got courage?


PROVE IT.

Do something different — something right.

Speak up, speak out.

Ask someone out.

Ask someone for help.

Help somebody in a bind — open a door, help with a bag, etc.

Lean on God.

Lean less on people.

Ask somebody to forgive you.

Forgive somebody.

Encourage someone to do the above.

Encourage yourself to be bold and do what’s right.

The cost of courage? False pride.

The reward from courage? Freedom of fear and doubt!

Take heart, have courage.

From the….

Voice Of A Writer

Nano is Coming!!


Make pressure work and write that novel! You can do it with an entire community of other writers. Check it out for yourself at nanowrimo.com.

Many writers start and continue with nano and most importantly — go on and get published.

So, if you’ve ever wanted to write the great American novel then, do it.  This will be my third year and I’ve never been so excited about pressure. The pressure to write 50,000 words in 1 month is a race worth joining. It’s a writer’s version of a marathon.

See in you in the race!

From the…

Voice of a Writer


Ira Glass says it well:

A repost from blogger,  Wendy Strukus of The Next Small Thing.

Strong Words of Encouragement….

Voice of A Writer


There is plenty of  pressure to perform and do those things we must do in order to:

  • Eat
  • Wear clean clothes
  • Pass a class
  • Clean our house
  • Get a paycheck
  • Have a finished product
  • Finish reading that book
  • Look presentable (as opposed to being unkempt)
  • Research
  • Network
  • Ecetera, ecetera, you get the hint

But, oh how efficient it is!  Pressure gets the adrenalin pumped and then there’s nothing to do but to do.

Now, true, there are some of us whose doing looks more like couch potato riding or fighting hot air.  Say what you may — it’s still some kind of doing, some type of performing.  Might be a sad, bad act, but nevertheless — something’s happening.  The end result might not be so pleasant, but, possibly, over time, enough unpleasant results may cause new pressure and kick up the performance, changing it from a sad act to a determined act.

When we reach the point that a combination of laughter, sweat and tears is how we stare pressure down, we are in a good place.  Why?  Because we know then that the pressure is useful.  It gets us revved up, causes us to dig deep and pull out things we probably could have never done absent of our pal, Mr. Pressure.

Pressure might sometimes appear heartless, but it sure can be good.  One thing for certain, it will produce something; whether it’s a good something or not so good something.  It will get it’s money’s worth and will have left something to show for it’s presence/trouble.  Success or failure, it has a face.

With the help of pressure, we are given a nudge to go deep and pull out absolutely incredible, unique and unexpected gems; GEMS that we would have never known existed had there been a lack of pressure.  Pressure’s alright.  It let’s the genius out.  Oftentimes it’s the ingredient that turns the just average or simply good into the … well — PHENOMENAL.  When pressure comes… dig in deep, then enjoy the results!

Toast with me:  To pressure — and what it produces!

From the…

Voice of a Writer.

Ruts


Ruts are a good time to reflect. Forget the notion that they are a place for wallowing and licking your wounds. Not so. They are for inhaling, exhaling and digging in deep. Ruts have their benefits.

I am in a rut right now. No shame. Not exactly especially proud of it either but look, it is what it is. Everybody runs into one every now and then, ruts are like inclement weather —  they come and go. Sure, it’s not something you choose any more than you choose to have a migraine headache. But just like a migraine it has it’s benefits: getting much needed rest/seeing a doctor/taking better care of yourself, etc.  Ruts make the inner man uncomfortable. The benefit is not complacency if we behave properly while in it.

Some of us work ourselves ragged trying to shake out of it. I am not doing that. Not anymore. It’s too tiring.

Instead, I have chosen to immerse myself in some good, solid, biblical preaching. Praying quietly for strength and relaxing while I’m here.

Good things come from ruts: inspiration, deeper faith and rest. Personally,  I need this anyway.

True, bad things hang out in ruts too: depression, bitterness, irritability, etc. By the grace of God, I (simply) walk pass them, refuse to give them too much attention… I was definitely tempted, but thankfully, quickly remembered and recognized their place in the rut, not as consolers but controllers, intent on keeping me with them.  Like any sane person — I prefer not.

I made a decision to keep my eyes on what’s good, the light. The light that houses hope, love, and faith is the same light  the Bible speaks of when it speaks of God, Yaaweh, Jehovah and Jesus. It is the light that keeps me company and nurses my spirit while I spend time in this rut. TEMPORARY rut.

Thank God ruts pass!

From the inside of a pesky rut, but only a short while, me, the….

Voice of A Writer 

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