I used to write the way it felt to run against the wind or swim against the current. I wrote to please. I wrote to entertain (and I hope I still do, knock on wood). And I wrote to prove something.
I wrote against what felt natural to me. And it was a struggle.
But recently I used my calling to write. And when I did, my fingers worked like rapid fire on the keyboard and my words poured out from my heart. A few times, I wrote an entire story in one day and had a cramp because I couldn’t stop putting pen to paper.
If you’re feeling stuck and don’t know what to write, think about what makes your heart skip a beat.
- Think about something you can’t stop talking about.
- Think about what makes you laugh, cry or get angry.
- Focus on what you’ve always known to be true.
- Focus on who you are after you’ve stripped away the materialism, the false sense of self, the untruths.
- Ponder what you’re favorite book is or your favorite part of the bookstore.
- What can you talk about forever to your best friend?
- Who do you most admire?
- If there is one thing you want to be remembered for in your life, what would that be?
- What do you keep coming back to even after all these years?
- What would you do if you weren’t afraid of doing it?
These are just a few questions to help get you started. But if you take the time to start really thinking about them, you might reveal your true calling. If you’re a writer in the making or just someone with big hopes and ambition, but don’t know where to put them, then this might help you!
Here’s hoping it does!