Dancing with the Alphabet
One never knows what readers will rave about.
Have you written a blog post and felt it could win a Storyteller of the Year award and yet somehow it goes unacknowledged? Then there’s the handful of posts you figured would wither in the shadows of someone’s recycle bin receives an abundance of praise.
Case in point is the blog post titled Are You Wandering In Love? (published at ckkochis.com/are-you-wandering-in-love). Weaved throughout it are facts about the Caprock Canyon State Park and the intuitive messages I received witnessing the grace of the bison herd roaming free within the park. It was an amazing experience. I’m glad I listened to the Divine nudge to go after deciding the day before I didn’t want to spend the money for the gas to get there.
A friend sent me a private message stating, “Your blog post was amazing; a very enjoyable piece as if the reader is right there with you.”
My self-defeating mindset poured out a reply I’m not proud of: Thanks. Funny thing is, I didn’t think it was that good. Like I wasn’t sitting with the audience. I was simply throwing facts into the storyline: 15,000 acres, five mile long road, stay 50 yards from the bison, and, and, and… It did feel good to write again. A lot unraveled with the bison and the red dirt. This Michigander still finds the red dirt unreal; it’s as if my grandson grabbed his favorite red crayon and colored in the landscape. Anyhow… I’m rambling like I always seem to ramble.
When we write from the heart, it comes across the lines on the page and dances with the alphabet. Our wording becomes more creative and descriptive. There’s a natural desire to write the story as if the person is sitting next us at a campfire sipping on the beverage of choice. I’d love to add snacking on potato chips, fresh-out-of-the-oven pan of brownies, or even a gooey s’more, however that may mess with someone trying to eat healthy. I try to be nice and not distract the readers with food cravings. A cookie sheet with hot chocolate chip cookies does sound good now. Sorry. Not sorry. Okay, I’m sorry. Sorta.
The point I’m trying to make is to write from your heart and not be consumed with what you think will atrract the audience’s attention. As anyone who has worked in retail will tell you, “Once you figure out the customer, they’ll change their spending habits.”
Enjoy the writing process and trust in your skill as a writer. I have to cut this post short; I have cookies to bake.
Until next time – write on!
Are you ready to dedicate time, energy, and creative imagination to completing that written project you’ve been hoping to finish one day?
For authors, bloggers, copywriters, freelancers, those who love to journal and anyone who has a deep passion to write.
You may also enjoy…
I, like most travelers, keep a journal or at least a log of where I’ve been. For some strange reason I started keeping track of the time of sun rise and sunset, the outside temperature, and the campground location, name and site number. Is there really a purpose for...
"It depends on what day you ask me! But in the thick of a draft or a revision, I think my favorite advice comes from Patricia Cornwell: To treat your writing like a relationship, not a job." -Jessica Strawser What are there consequences if you don't write your book?...
"One of the gifts of being a writer is that it gives you an excuse to do things, to go places and explore. Another is that writing motivates you to look closely at life, at life as it lurches by and tramps around." -Anne Lamott It's time to stop talking about what we...
Writing prompts breathe creativity into our imagination and leads us on a journey we may not have otherwise taken. Writing Prompt: There's only an hour left before you have to leave for a family reunion; are you ready? Write about what is going through your...
Writing prompts breathe creativity into our imagination and leads us on a journey we may not have otherwise taken. Writing Prompt: Describe the last storm that rolled into your area.
Writing prompts breathe creativity into our imagination and leads us on a journey we may not have otherwise taken. Writing Prompt: Write a letter to someone you love.