Are You Thankful For Your Writing?
By Jacob Krueger
On this Thanksgiving Holiday, I’d like to invite you to take a moment to ask yourself the following question:
What are you thankful for in your writing?
So often, we spend our time criticizing ourselves, searching for what is wrong, and what can be improved in the words we write. And certainly there is value in that part of the process. But it’s important to remember that the real key to becoming the writers we want to be lies in identifying what we love.
When you identify on the things you love about your writing, you shift your focus away from the things you lack, and onto the wonderful gifts you already have.
In this way, you give yourself a foundation upon which to build, open yourself up to the opportunities in your writing, and invest yourself with the hope and excitement that will carry you through to the end. So take a moment today, think about your writing, and write down the things you most love about it. Think about your process. What about it makes you happy?
Look at a scene you’ve written or a character you’ve created. What do you most connect to? What’s a line of dialogue you’re thankful to have discovered? A theme you’re thankful to have explored? A character you’re glad to have taken on a journey? Or an obstacle you’re grateful to have wrestled with and overcome? Get specific about all the things you’re thankful for. And then, if you’d like, share some of them with us and with your friends by posting what you love about your writing to our new Facebook Page! We’ll be thankful that you did!