Authentic writing comes from the heart and mind. What you are thinking affects what and how you write.
Do you ever notice yourself critiquing people as you watch them at the airport, in the grocery store line, or sitting in church? I confess, I find myself looking at their clothes, hair, and facial expression. People watching is a favorite pastime for many, but what you think about people while watching them makes a difference in the way you interact and write about people.
Recently I've been hearing what I am saying through their ears. What if they could hear what I'm thinking? I quickly change to a more positive voice while describing the person to myself.
Some people are born seeing the positive in everyone and some are born very critical. In fact, some people make a living writing very critical and sometimes uncomplimentary articles and reviews. That is not the type of writer I want to be. I want to use my critical mind to make positive change.
How do you use your heart and mind in your writing?
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Nancy Miller, M.S. is a Career Counselor, Life Coach, and writer. Nancy will assist you with story ideas, organizing your book whether fiction or nonfiction, and choosing a method for publishing and printing.