What Makes YOU Sit Down and Write?

What Makes You Sit Down and Write?

I guess the answer will be different for all of us.

Some of you will be so fired up and determined to get your story finished, that you spend every moment you can on your writing, and even when you’re not writing, you’ll be thinking about it…

I’m guessing the rest of us are sighing and wishing we were like that!

Is my story good enough?

If you are prone to procrastination, you probably need a prompt, or some inspiration, to get going. Then once you get going, the momentum will keep you there… until the next time…

Am I right? 🙂

I hope I’m not the only one!

I’m going to talk about inspiration in a Zoom masterclass next month (end of March) – I’ll give you more details nearer the time. This one is for you if you need the odd push to get going, then keep going!

In the meantime, I’m here to remind you that your story won’t get written on its own, and if you’ve been called to write, you’d better not bury that talent. :-)

Think how amazing it will be when your story is finally in readers’ hands!

Here’s one thing you can do right now to get your story done:

Get your calendar and set the date and time when you are going to write next. This evening? Tomorrow? At the weekend?

Here’s another thing. Join a writers group. The inspiration and encouragement will be priceless!

If you’d like to join our Writers for a Reason Unite group, we have the best fun writing together, encouraging and inspiring each other every week. We have Buddy Groups to sound out what we’ve written with each other, Quiet Writing times when we’re all writing at the same time (truly inspiring, after praying together!) and Q&A with me, when you can ask anything about story writing, so you know you’re on the right path. Check out all the details here. We’d love to have some new members!

Of course, there’s a time for everything under the sun. Perhaps you have other, more pressing things to do right now, than write your story? If so, don’t feel guilty, but keep your hand in some small way. Here are some ideas: Keep reading when you get the chance, keep your writing journal to hand so you can jot down thoughts as they arise, and maybe even make notes from these writing tips every now and then, if there’s something you find helpful.

That’s better than losing the thread completely!

Right, I need to go – I’ve got a meeting coming up. But I do want you to know that you’re not alone with your writing. There are lots of us, all over the world, writing with you.

And the Lord is with us all – how awesome is that? 🙂

Till next time,


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