Add Spice to Your Writing

It’s been a while since I walked across the fields of the Cow Pasture. Words have alluded me. Some days it has been like sitting at the keyboard and forgetting how to spell. Other times words run through my mind at warp speed at the turn of events in my life – not words I should repeat here. Although laced with emotions, they are lazy words, meant only for my catharsis.
We rarely get the results we want when we spew words into the universe because it feels good or is quick and easy. Like a recipe without flavor, it’s lazy and boring.
Words are the spice of our stories. Write with purpose and choose words that bring your story to life and leaves the reader with a lingering taste for more.
Check out this article by Jerry Jenkins, 249 Strong Verbs That’ll Spice Up Your Writing and spice up your writing.
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Writing Your Memoir?

Writing my memoir is something I’ve toyed with for years, but memory is a tricky thing. As I get older it’s become more like the childhood game, “Catch me if you can.”

It’s important to understand we’re not expected to recall every tiny detail of every event in our lives.  As one author notes, we’re not journalists reporting facts (if such a being still exist).  It’s about telling a story – our story. We want to share our experiences, pain, the lessons we’ve learned, or perhaps, to free ourselves of the stones weighing down our souls.

Whatever the reason for trying to get your memoir on paper,  there are resources to help. Because when it is all said and done, you want the finished product to shine, to resonant and move those people meant to read it.

Take a moment and check out  WOW! Classes & Workshops.

 

 

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