It’s time to ruffle a few feathers, to get you out of your head and into your imagination and Writing Right!
Since I started opening my mouth and playing with words, I have always enjoyed the pleasure, power and potency that those little pearls offer. Our alphabet, our vocabulary takes us on incredible journeys in our life. Up and down the hills of our experience, failures and successes.
We all appreciate the pleasure words provide, the boost of joy we feel when we get praise and compliments.
The power of words makes or breaks friendships, romance and of course, business deals.
Potent words and phrases that bring energy, vigour and juice to your sentences. Words fill and feed our days.
Everyday, we use language to communicate with each other, with tweets, texts, emails and video chats. We are constantly and consistently using written language to connect. We take short cuts, snip and tuck endings, turns ‘S’s into ‘Z’z’ and stick on emoji’s to express emotions. We play with language and have turned it around 369 degrees!
-It is perfectly okay to write garbage, as long as you edit it brilliantly – C.J. Cherryh
Writing is evolving, or better still, the way we do it and view it is changing. If you haven’t already tried it, I recommend to get into the language of your heart. Give your imagination space to expand. Read more. Read books from different genres. Don’t judge, observe and evaluate. Observe what caught your thoughts, or grabbed your attention, made you want to applaud. Then write. Just start, let your writing device flow under the external points of your mind…your fingertips. Think of punctuation as part of your breathing. Take a breath, try a comma. Finish exhaling, slip in a full stop. As Albert Einstein advised, “If you can’t say it simply, you don’t understand it well enough.”
Take out your pen, pencil or tablet and allow the flow of language to move from mind to calligraphic symbols. Treat your ideas and thoughts like an extra muscle and give it a workout every day.
-Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere – Albert Einstein
Looking back at my schooling, I remember teachers scolding me for ‘spending too much time in my imagination’. It was considered a waste of time to wander off into those sweet realms. How misguided they were! How ignorant to prevent a child from developing the most powerful faculty of their mind; the imagination. Everything is born twice, first in the imagination and then in deed. First in thought and then in action. We design and create miraculous ideas through our imagination. Let your genius out of the hidden corners of your mind. Become a Rebel writer, believe in writing from your imagination. Everyone has one and no one can take it from you!
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