Any creative endeavor, of course, has the potential to transform the creator and those who experience the creation. I believe writing is especially powerful in this way because it can be so accessible. Given a blank page and several writing prompts to choose from, you can likely tap into your writing muse. The biggest issue most people face in our culture is finding the time and space in their lives to write. To create a writing life, you will need to do both these things. Here are some of my best tips, along with some examples from writers I worked with.
Fearlessness: Boldness, Courage, Pluck. We often mean these words when we talk about fearlessness. We don’t necessarily mean “without fear” but more something like, “Feel the fear and do it anyway.”
We may know that acting boldly and with valor has its rewards, but so much of the time, we live in the safe zone, don’t we? And this can be true of our writing, or any creative aspects of our lives, as well.
I found what I thought was my dream job—running a nonprofit organization, making a difference in people’s lives every single day. The day after I gave my notice, a board member of the organization called me at work. “If you were my daughter, I’d say, don’t take this job.” I’d already given notice, and, with no plan C, I started the new job two weeks later.
It takes a certain level of valuing oneself— one’s gifts, one’s skills and one’s being—to share those gifts with others—to live our passions, to be of service to the world in some way. Lisa suggests starting an Embrace My Worth journal and gets you started with some journaling prompts. The more you value yourself, the more others will be drawn to you and the more opportunity you will have to shine your radiant light. So, don’t hold back. Embrace your gifts, your skills, and your worth in every way. And shine, shine, shine.
If you love to write, you know that writing in that place of flow can be ecstatic. When the words just keep coming, you are in another realm—full of both magic and mystery—whether you’re writing a journal entry, a straightforward how-to book or a blog post. At other times you may struggle to write and feel disconnected. Would you like to get back to your writing bliss? Here are two writing prompts to help you access it.