To Write or Not To Write. There is Only One Answer.

An array of colored pencils, these pencils are...
An array of colored pencils, these pencils are made by Crayola. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The stories are vivid in our minds.  The words dance around in no particular order.  The desire to string the images and words together continues to nag at us.  The only thing left to do is write, write, and write some more.  If you are anything like I was initially, I was not sure how to actually begin writing; how to officially call myself a writer.

The first thing I discovered was the need to systematically write in my journal. That was easier said than done until I discovered a wonderful book by Bryan Cohen called, 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts that kicked my journey off. The writing prompts are very detailed and inspire creativity.

After spending time creatively writing and discovering your voice, every writer wants an opportunity to share their stories.   There are various online content writing opportunities that provide a platform, specifically:

  • Consider joining Yahoo! Contributor’s Network
  • Members of the Network become a part of a supportive community of writers.
  • The biggest thrill is having your articles published for the world to read!
  • Did I mention that you can get paid to write?

Mawell Perkins (1884-1947), editor to Ernest Hemingway and F. Scott Fitzgerald, suggested that we, “just get it down on paper, and then we’ll see what to do with it”. That must be the answer.  Now pick up those pens, pencils, journals, tablets and laptops and write!

Renee Truitt

6 thoughts on “To Write or Not To Write. There is Only One Answer.

  1. Blogging was definitely a step up for me and my writing. I’ve only written short stories and novels, but until now I hadn’t thought about keeping a journal or simply writing about things taking place in my daily life or occupying my interests. It’s definitely an amazing exercise, so I have to really endorse this post.

  2. Hmm it looks like your blog ate my first comment (it
    was super long) so I guess I’ll just sum it up what I had written and say, I’m thoroughly enjoying
    your blog. I as well am an aspiring blog writer but I’m still new to everything. Do you have any points for beginner blog writers? I’d genuinely appreciate it.

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