by Georgette Jackson
I’m about to tell my age, but who remembers back in the day when someone would say something, and we would say WORD? That means we heard them; okay or cool. Well, in this instance, it’s an acronym for Writing Opens Remarkable Doors! So, what remarkable doors can open for you when you begin to write? I’m glad you asked. And for today, we’re going to talk about writing a book. It can be a novel, a devotional, or a children’s book, to name a few. Oh, the opportunities are limitless!
When writing, our words form sentences, sentences form paragraphs, paragraphs form chapters, and chapters tell a story! Most people think writing a book is difficult, but it isn’t. You just need to start writing. Set aside some time each day to write down your thoughts…even if it’s one sentence at a time. Keep a journal next to your bed, and when ideas come, write, and watch those sentences turn into paragraphs. Don’t worry about the order… write!
It’s how I became an author. I kept a journal, and whenever I had a thought, or there was something I learned through one of life’s experiences, I would write it down, and as time went on, I was able to expound on those thoughts. So before I knew it, I had a paragraph, and then I had one chapter, which eventually turned into several chapters.
So, what story do you have to tell? What have your life experiences taught you that you need to share with others that would be a blessing to them? Aren’t you ready to write?
I ask myself these four questions.
- Why am I writing, or what do I have to say? (do I have a story to tell?)
- Who is my target audience? (who do I want to reach?)
- What do I want my readers to gain from my writing? (how can this benefit others?)
- What problem do I have the solution to? (my experiences and how I made it through)
Ready, Set, WRITE!!!