FEBRUARY: THE "WRITE" DIRECTION

THE "WRITE" DIRECTION
By: Darrelyn L. Tutt

Translating "words" into works that other men read is no small achievement;
It requires deliberate intention and an earnest investment of time and energy.
Many gifted and aspiring writers lose the inspiration to write the moment perspiration forms on the brow, and their words and thoughts are sifted ... and then rejected by others.
Ouch! It's a painful business.
Perseverance is the key to all successful work and there is no shortcut to developing a well-seasoned mind and pen.
Writing powerfully means translating thoughts into words effectively;
Allowing words to escape passionately and with intensity from within.
This doesn't happen overnight but it does happen with time, effort, and discipline.
Perhaps by contributing a few writing tips ...
Your mind and your pen will move in the "write" direction.
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1) Create tangible reading and writing goals. It's difficult to arrive somewhere if you don't make plans for getting there.
"The establishment of a clear, central purpose or goal in life is the starting point of all success." 
-Brian Tracy
2) Submit a piece of your writing every month to a reputable publishing house. Preparation for "rejection and return of work" is all a part of the process and should be viewed as such. Ask for feedback and constructive criticism from others continually and you'll be amazed at how your writing progresses.
"Goals in writing are dreams with deadlines."
 -Brian Tracy
3) Invest "in" and attend a writing conference. Not only does this bring you into "community" with other writers; it confirms and affirms your dreams and desire to become a writer. If a night or week away isn't an option for you, invest in an Online Writing Conference or a Writing Course that offers professional feedback.
4) Read, read, and read some more. Explore all kinds of reading options and discover which authors inspire you and trigger major brain eruptions.
Biographies never fail to inspire me at a deep level and create movement in my pen.
*I think every writer finds that "certain" author and style that catapults him into works and words of his own. Once you find that "certain" author, plunge your mind into every work he/she has written and allow a "mentoring" to take place free of charge.
5) Join a reading or writing group. The local library is a great place to begin and generally offers a free invitation to participate in some type of monthly reading program. A new and broad circle of readers and writers surrounding you has the power to move and inspire your pen in unique ways. Rub shoulders with others continually and don't be afraid to ask for feedback from those who display a maturity in their ability to articulate and communicate effectively.
6) Subscribe to one or two writing magazines.
View a wide assortment of Writing magazines in a Barnes and Noble before settling on a selection of magazines you wish to be empowered by and then enjoy monthly subscriptions that inspire your mind and your pen.
A personal and practical favorite of mine is called "The Writer."
Begin a small investment in writing in some way this very day.
Keep writing no matter what ...
And as Winston Churchill said,
"Never, ever, ever, ever give up."
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"Be selective about your external influences. Your multi-dimensional brain is influenced by everything you see, hear, read, smell, touch, feel, or say."  -Brian Tracy