Plenty of writing advice out there is focused on the nuts and bolts of writing. How to do it, when, how to market it and where, etc.
But this is not that sort of book. If you want to learn to write more compellingly, with more skill and expertise, you can do it, easily. The really tricky bit, though, is understanding why.
Uncover this "why" for yourself and you get in touch with the inexhaustible engine of your creativity, the human core of why we bother to create at all. Get to know this root well and you will not need gimmicky books full of writing prompts to blast away your writer's block. You will not need "inspiration" or 31 awesome tips and tricks.
When you were a baby, something made you open your mouth and speak. Understand the thing that inspired you to do this, and you're more than halfway to being the creative, productive, and generative human being you were destined to be. When you were a tiny baby, your head was full of mostly nothing and the world was new and unknown. You barely had the skill to move yourself around the environment, and you most definitely lacked the skill to do what humans are most known for - communication.
At the root of all creative expression is a deep, inborn, and very human desire to be heard and understood.
Ask yourself this simple question: why write at all?
Once you've managed to answer this question for yourself, you'll have found something that will be incredibly valuable to your writing career, wherever it takes you: your purpose.
Tapping into the deep roots of why you are compelled to write at all is a brilliant way to unlock your true motivations and your ultimate reason for that urge to take what's in your head and put it out there in the world.
Remember, all change and growth begins with the creativity of imagining something different. It's quite likely that opening the door on your innate creativity will invite all sorts of new skills and insights into your life, not just the verbal ones.
©2016 Simeon Lindstrom (P)2016 Simeon Lindstrom
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