Saturday, September 24, 2011


“There are two ways of spreading light: to be the candle or the mirror that reflects it.” ~ Edith Wharton

The words stir in my head. They are matter-of-fact. Logical. Informative. Sterile. But they need to be written. I don’t like them, they bore me and if they bore me, they will bore my reader.

No connection.

Still they swirl and build, demanding to be written. What can I do? I send them into my heart. There those matter-of-fact, logical, sterile words are bathed in compassion, warmed by mercy, polished by experience—good and bad—and made shiny with hope. They return to my head ready to connect.

That is when I send them to my hand.

An inspirational writer isn’t one who is unrealistic, sappy, or overtly religious. It is a person who writes with the end result in mind. And the end result is leaving our readers with information they can apply to make their lives better, to encourage them, affirm them, or make them smile.

We have plenty of “Head & Hand” writers. We need more “Head, Heart, and Hand writers.

How about you? Ready to take the plunge into your heart? Are you ready to write with the end result in mind? 

Are you ready to inspire? 

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