Joy from writing or happiness, which is it?
Or does writing something only make you happy? Joy is often mistaken for happiness. Joy from writing something and being happy about it seems interchangeable. Recently, I listened to a podcast about finding joy in times of chaos. Like Cancer. Yeah. The Big C. But I thought about my life as a writer/author and realized that it was applicable to me, in another and very different way. It may be for you, too. Do you write happily or joyfully? Only you can say. But I am here today to try to give another perspective on the difference between writing happily
Write from a place of joy
Next in blog series… MY OPINION ONLY! The questions: Write from a place of joy or from a love of what you read? Both are popular. Today alone I found this type of writer-ly theology being spouted from the screen. I do not disagree with it, but there is something to be said about the “write what you love to read” angle as well. All writers were readers first. That is a given, I think. They might not read in the same language as I do, but for the most part, I believe writers started out their love of the
Setting the mood for our writing
Most writers today say they have to have a certain place, or a certain beverage, or a certain mood overall for their writing time. I get it. I may even fall into that category. Here are some things that seem to rank big on how we go about this tedious task. Dark and stormy night The whole dreary, gray, rainy mood can be captured on…wait for it…a dark and stormy day/night. But if you need this and the weather won’t cooperate (and it doesn’t very often in Florida!) then check out some of the Youtube videos that offer the sounds