COL. Linda Herbert, US Army, Retired, was inside the western side of the Pentagon on September 11, 2001. American Airlines Flight 77 crashed into her wing, killing over 100 people. It is a miracle that she survived, and she tells her powerful story of hope and courage, of how she heard God’s voice giving her direction. This book is so amazing! I’m inspired by it over and over.
Whether your goal as a writer is to make a living or to simply have a creative outlet, writing is mostly a solo sport. If you’re not proactive in building healthy relationships related to your task, you can become isolated and drained by your projects.
You’ll benefit in many ways if you join a writers group:
Relationships through a writing group will not only build your confidence as a writer but ultimately as an individual. You can discover and appreciate yourself (and your work) through the eyes of others.
You’ll also have the benefit of outside advice, which helps you grow, and of exposure to thought processes you wouldn’t find otherwise.
The perks of networking are immeasurable in your success as a professional and a writer. By joining a writers group, you’ll be one step ahead in the networking curve!
To understand meaning more than words, to get to an experience greater than just a story, an author has to engage the theater of the mind. Lesson four helps authors peel away the outer layer of words to reveal what they’re made of:
Something of the sounds, pictures, sensations inside us are richer than life itself.
That inside reality is what shapes a person, determines viewpoints, memory of events, pleasure or displeasure, friendships or rivalries, successes or failures. Most of what comprises a person begins inside. Most of what comprises a person is lived once, twice, or over and over inside them before it’s expressed externally… before it becomes words.
Today I was looking through the success of authors I’ve worked with in the past. One in particular stands out: Lakia Gordon and her book, The Truth About Ugly Women. Kia, as her friends call her, is a successful businesswoman and founder of Unwrapped International, LLC.
I loved editing her book, and love watching her success continue!
I’m ecstatic right now about inspiring authors to release the books trapped inside them! I’m actually writing a curriculum to help authors tap their deepest, truest source of inspiration, the content of which I can feel swirling through me like glucose in a bloodstream just waiting to absorb!