Saturday, July 23, 2022

HOW to WRITE better

 

Colossians 3:23

King James Version

23 And whatsoever ye do, 

do it heartily, 

as to the Lord, 

and not unto men;


Having writer's block?

Things aren't coming to form?

Words seem elusive?

Don't quite know how to approach the matter?

How does one conquer all these?


First, RELAX.

BREATHE.

If you're not a writer, then don't be.

Accept that you're not.

That ought to keep the stress off.

So what if others seem to have an easy way with words?

So what if their vocabulary makes your head spin?

So what if they get all the awards and rewards?

Would GOD judge you if you can't seem to piece words together?

Look how Moses was.

He admitted he was not a good speaker.

As if that would stop GOD's plans for His prophet.

GOD told him:

Exodus 7:1-2

King James Version

7 And the Lord said unto Moses, 

See, 

I have made thee a god to Pharaoh: 

and Aaron thy brother shall be thy prophet.

2 Thou shalt speak all that I command thee: 

and Aaron thy brother shall speak unto Pharaoh, 

that he send the children of Israel out of his land.


Problem solved.

Is anything too small for GOD?

Matthew 19:26

King James Version

26 But Jesus beheld them, 

and said unto them, 

With men this is impossible; 

but with God all things are possible.


Second, lay out any problem with GOD.

If you are a believer in His SON, and you seek Him with all your heart, watch what GOD can do.

You just have to have faith.

Accept who you're not.

Accept who you are.

GOD created you for a purpose.

His purpose cannot be denied.

It cannot be defiled, nor despised.

Sure, I am blessed to have an ability with words.

But do I use fancy words?

Nope.

That would be pure ego.

TRUE born agains don't have ego.

If JESUS didn't have any, why would we?

We only have GOD.

We only have JESUS.

We only have the HOLY SPIRIT.

SPIRIT teaches us how to be.

Who cares if your words are simple?

That doesn't necessarily mean you're a simpleton.

Maybe, you're a TON of useful simplicity.

Knowing what matters most.

GOD is all that matters most.

That you are in His service.

Be not conformed to the world.

Romans 12:2

King James Version

2 And be not conformed to this world: 

but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, 

that ye may prove what is that good, 

and acceptable, 

and perfect, will of God.


The world will always mold you to conform.

Its got standards, which don't necessarily reflect GOD's laws.

Be grateful you can think at all.

Be grateful you can speak at all.

Be grateful you can write at all.

Be grateful for everything.


Third?

Write simply.

Of course, if you're going to write a technical paper, say you're an engineer, naturally, you'll be using technical terms.

Still, you can use all those terms, and yet piece your sentences simply.

Use short sentences.

Use bullet points.

Come up with a short summary, or conclusion.

No need to do what everyone else does.

You know, like publishing a 200-page journal, on the merits of one screw.

Now, that's really losing one's screws.

And I will just bolt out of there.


P.S. I did write a super simple book on writing (c. 2016).

Click this link to read a FREE chapter.

GOD bless!


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