Find The Passion In Your Writing

24 Apr


“Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart.”~William Wordsworth


And our tip today comes from a good friend of mine from the writer’s site HubPages.  Janine has written many articles and also has a wonderful blog on parenting.  You can find that blog here.

As for Janine’s tip, I will leave it in her own words:

“I think my biggest and best advice is to write from the heart and what you know about (what interests you). When I first starting writing I just wrote (because I do love writing), but eventually I found my niche and never looked back. See, writing what you know best about shines through every time, and helps you to also connect with other writers/readers who can relate.”

Thank you, Janine, and I agree with you 100%. Whether it is Wordsworth telling you, or Janine telling you, the message is the same:  write from your heart and tap into that passionate well inside of you.


I just came across this writer’s forum called LegendFire.  You can find it here. I don’t know anything about it other than it looked interesting and it covers quite a few genres.


Do you write Tankas? If so, here is a Tanka Poetry Contest with a June submission date and a top prize of $100.  They even explain what a Tanka poem is for those of you not in the know. J


I am in the process of reading “Sell Your Book like Wildfire” by Rob Eager.  It is actually a very helpful book for writers who are overwhelmed by the marketing side of writing, and it gives some excellent insights into the mind of the readers (consumers) and what they are looking for.


I don’t know about you, but there are days when writing is like fighting a rip tide.  The more I fight it, the harder it is to form beautiful sentences. However, if I quit fighting….if I go for a walk or sit and listen to the birds for awhile, then suddenly inspiration comes back and the words flow.

I can find inspiration practically anywhere, but I have to be receptive to it.  If my mind is on other things, like an overdue bill or a car repair, the words just won’t come.  I think that may be why most of my good ideas come to me first thing in the morning shortly after I awake.  My mind isn’t buried underneath the slop of the day yet, and I am most receptive to my surroundings.


Yellowstone 2009 123

Another picture for you to ponder….this one was taken in Yellowstone National Park a couple years ago.  What do you see? What does it remind you of?  Do you gain any inspiration from it?


Until tomorrow, thanks for stopping by.  You are always welcome.  I’ll always have a cold one waiting for you, and for god’s sake, take off your shoes and get comfortable.


4 Responses to “Find The Passion In Your Writing”

  1. Janine Huldie April 24, 2013 at 4:06 pm #

    Thank you so much Bill for quoting me here today and letting me also share in a small piece of your new home. I honestly love this new blog and layout!! hope you are having a great day 🙂

    • Bill Holland April 24, 2013 at 4:19 pm #

      Janine, loyalty is very important to me…I will support you to hell and back because you are a loyal friend…count on that. Anything I can do to help you I will do. 🙂 Thank you and I am having a great day. I wish the same for you.

  2. Melanie Chisnall April 25, 2013 at 11:52 am #

    Too true Bill. I agree with you 100%. The more I fight and try and push something, the more I find it doesn’t work. When you simply let go and relax and let what will be…be, then things start to flow and come together. It’s very strange lol.

    • Bill Holland April 25, 2013 at 2:16 pm #

      I agree, Mel, it does seem strange and counterproductive, but it works for me constantly so I guess I’ll stick with it. 🙂 Thank you my friend and I Hope you are well.

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