What helps us to deepen our writing? We put something down on paper. Is it superficial or honest only to a point? Ask yourself, “Am I holding something back? Have I told the whole truth?” Even if you are writing fiction, these questions apply…within our created fiction, we strive for plausibility.
One thing you soon discover about writing is that there’s almost always somewhere else to go with a piece. There is something more to be said. On the June 29th Blog, Invocation of the Muse, you were invited to write for twenty minutes from your list of inspiring topics. Now what?
Review what you wrote. Find one key sentence in your piece. Let that sentence take you into a deeper truth or story. Elaborate. Remember that effective writing is found in the details. Let the force of your passion continue to guide your writing. For now, give yourself permission to belabor a point where you feel called to do so. Write for another twenty minutes (at least).
Afterwards, read what you wrote aloud and sit for a moment with where your writing has taken you.
Writing is not about controlling the words, it is about freeing them. It is about freeing your voice to speak what it really wants to say. PERMISSION. How does it feel to have permission to speak freely? Write down your response. Depending on your life experiences, it could feel anywhere from exhilarating to normal to dangerous. Every feeling is welcome here.
Consider how else you might deepen your writing? Any ideas? Write them down and try them out.