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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.

  1. Think about something you can’t stop talking about.
  2. Think about what makes you laugh, cry or get angry.
  3. Focus on what you’ve always known to be true.
  4. Focus on who you are after you’ve stripped away the materialism, the false sense of self, the untruths.
  5. Ponder what you’re favorite book is or your favorite part of the bookstore.
  6. What can you talk about forever to your best friend?
  7. Who do you most admire?
  8. If there is one thing you want to be remembered for in your life, what would that be?
  9. What do you keep coming back to even after all these years?
  10. 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!

2 Replies to “Quick Tip 7: Use Your Calling”

  1. Aw that’s So good to hear read! In fact, your comment had the same reaction for me: “I so needed this today” too. Thank you!

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