The Best Writing Advice I Ever Got

Passing along the best writing advice I ever got, because I suspect it applies to more than a few of you as well. If it resonates, read on, then write on: Prolifically! Whatever your gift is, I’d guess these lines apply in their own way. And if you know a writer, reluctant or budding or blossoming full-bloom, they might like to hear this. 🙂

You know what to do. The shadow of the pen moves on the wall, crosses the photo – “What you’re writing.”

Write. Write what you see. Write what you hear. Write what you feel. It is a guide for some, and a record for others. You will be guided as you write. The more you write, the more you’ll be able to rest. Get it out.

Sure, you can do [fill in the blank] – but it’s very low importance in the Gran-d (HA!) scheme of things. Do it days and weekends. The mornings are for God, before the world takes over. Just like when you have been the scribe, the record keeper.

Let your pain come through. Let your love come through. Just put it out there, then step away. That’s all you have to do. The rest will do itself.

You’re here to shine your light, and your light is your gift. Go into your heart and write from there. That is *all you have to do. The rest is up to us – the rest of your team.

In Gratitude…


A loaf of bread, a jug of wine, and thou, oh favored pencil… 🙂

(C) 2016 Mary Batson,
All rights reserved, all crackers buttered.


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