It’s easy to be troubled over the current state of the world and the amount of violence and suspicion that abounds. Easy to give in to despair and abandon our writing, wondering what difference will our writing make in a world that has seemingly gone haywire.
To my mind, it is for this very reason we must write – to make sense of the turmoil in our own minds and hearts. To make a difference even to a single reader by our writing is to achieve much. If by our words, even one life is made easier, even one person is moved to action, even one person feels understood, even one person smiled, then we have no choice but to write. And write our hearts out.
Writing and reading decrease our sense of isolation. They deepen and widen and expand our sense of life: they feed the soul. When writers make us shake our heads with the exactness of their prose and their truths, and even make us laugh about ourselves or life, our buoyancy is restored. We are given a shot at dancing with, or at least clapping along with, the absurdity of life, instead of being squashed by it over and over again. It’s like singing on a boat during a terrible storm at sea. You can’t stop the raging storm, but singing can change the hearts and spirits of the people who are together on that ship. From Bird by Bird -Some instructions on writing and life -by Anne Lamott
When we launched Write Your Heart Out On The Weekend – #WYHO to #100WordsonSaturday we didn’t get a good response. The feedback I received from bloggers in the Write Facebook Group was that some of them had chosen not write over the weekend. So we’re moving the weekend forward now!
We are reintroducing Write Your Heart Out #WYHO with a difference.
- We will provide you at least 4 prompts every Friday and invite you to write on as many as you like over.
- Add your links to the linky below which will be open until Monday morning.
- You can choose not to respond to the prompts, but add your posts from the week too.
- A link back to this post will be appreciated.
- What’s the most memorable gift you have ever received?
- Share about a really controlling person you had in your life and how you coped or didn’t with him/her.
- Who is your best supporter as far as blogging / writing goes?
- Your words of wisdom for a young woman/ man about to get married. 😉
- Quote:When everything seems to be going against you, remember that the airplane takes off against the wind, not with it. -Henry Ford