On Writing with Authenticity

June 11, 2012 § 2 Comments

They tell you to write what you know. But I say, without a doubt, write what you love.

For example, I know photoshop really well. It’s a fabulously cool tool. I can teach you how to use it, I can show you a litany of tips & tricks ~ but lord have mercy, I do not want to write about it! (Thankfully there are plenty of other people who do.) Photoshop does not stir my soul.

Write about things that stir your soul.

Write like you’re having a conversation, because in essence you are. Write like it’s the most interesting subject in the world. Write with all your heart. Let it rip. Write from your gut. Write with pleasure and conviction and spark.

I don’t care if you love blue herons or monopoly games or computer chips or zombie warlords ~ what you have passion for, you’ll write about best ~ so pull the words from that raw, genuine place. Oh, and have fun with it.

And later, most definitely, edit … with all your mind!


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