Writing Saturday; Where is your writing taking you? Part 1

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Where is your writing taking you? In other words, what are you called to use your writing talents for? I spend almost every Saturday sharing some of the things that I have learned that have made my writing better. This Saturday, I would like to talk about what we are supposed to do with our craft.

There are many ways that you can use your gift of writing beyond the traditional, write a book, get book published, touch many lives with book. Though that may be what you are called to do, there are other ways to use your talents for God. Some of them may not seem as big as a book, but even if they touch one life, they are just as important.



Blogging;

I started this blog because I wanted to perfect my writing craft (I still have a long way to go). Little did I know that I would find myself less than a year later connected to so many neat young ladies, the manager of a devotional blog (http://meditationsofhislove.blogspot.com/), and feeling so privileged because I had been able to minister to some other girls. If all I ever do with my passion for writing is to write on this blog, I think that it would be a good use of my craft.



Articles;

There are many small magazines, E-zines, and group blogs, that really need writers and I have been blessed to be allowed write for some of them. Using your writing to encourage and/or challenge sisters (or brothers) in Christ is definitely a worthy use of your talents. I will post a list of all the magazines, E-zines, and group blogs that I know of on Monday. If you have any that you think I should include, leave a comment.



Letter writing;

I must confess I am not a great letter writer, but I have a sister Rose that is. Using your writing craft to write letters to others is a wonderful use of your craft. Letters show people you care and that you are thinking of them. Letters have that ability to touch and change the lives of the people who read them.

There are many other ways to use your writing to honor God and change lives. Can you think of some? Where is your writing taking you?

To be continued…

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4 comments

  1. Ironically, I'm not a great letter writer either. Bad handwriting has a lot to do with it. ;) But I like the point you make about using our writing gifts for more than just the obvious.

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  2. Ohhh... great topic, Sarah! :) I use my writing in blogging like you do, hopefully blessing someone every now and then ;)

    I also write books because I feel that's where God is leading me right now. I don't know if they will ever be published or anything that big, but right now I'm just writing them for Him :)

    Oh, and I write for school, sometimes, too. Of course, I always try to do my best and get good grades ;)

    That's pretty much it for now, but in the future, I may expand to different forms of writing.

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  3. Great post. Everyone has special talents and I'm glad that you give ways for each of us to use our talents. Love you.

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  4. I like letter writing but I have to perfect my handwriting. I also like writing for school, my blogs, magazines, ezines, and of course my books :)

    Thanks for the great post! I loved it!

    ~R.J.

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