Writing Tips For Spiritual Poetry

Writing Tips For Spiritual Poetry

by Jayne Rutledge

There are many reasons to write: perhaps you want your work to be published, or perhaps you simply want to record your thoughts or get them out as a form of meditation or therapy. There are also many different types of writing: historical novels, spiritual poetry, and autobiography are just a few examples. Writing can be intimidating if you do not have much experience, and even experienced writers often encounter blocks in their creativity. Here are some ideas for inspiration.

1. Stay in practice. Put something on paper (or on screen) every day. For some people, this means setting a goal such as "I will write at least 200 words each day." If this works for you, do it. However, it isn't necessary to choose a number. You might simply update your Facebook status, write an email to a friend, or write in your diary. Those things count, as long as you put thought into the way you are putting your words together.

2. Read regularly. There are lots of ways to do this. You do not have to read novels or poetry all the time, if they are not your preference. You can read news articles, movie reviews, biographies, anything you want. Just make sure to find writers who write the way that you want to write, and read their work. This will help you to feel inspired and motivated.

3. Speak with other writers. Just as reading the work of others is helpful, so is talking to other writers. It will help you to feel like you are part of a community. It will also help you to accept and work through feelings of inadequacy or discouragement. All writers go through these things, and talking about it with people who understand will help.

4. Write in a journal. You do not have to write a journal entry every single day, although it's great if you do. However, even if you write in it infrequently, a journal is a great place to keep track of ideas for poems or stories, and to record your feelings and thoughts about your life. When you are stuck for writing inspiration, look through the journal and you will probably find something.

5. Refrain from being a perfectionist. If you only want to write things that start out perfect, you will never write anything at all. Silence the critic in your head, and just write. The critic can come back out to play when you are editing.

6. Show your work to someone. This is an intimidating thing, especially for a novice writer. It is fine if it takes you awhile to get to the point where you feel comfortable sharing your writing. Eventually, however, it will be incredibly helpful to have an audience and to get some feedback, even if you are sharing only with your closest, most trusted friends.

Writing is one of the most useful and rewarding skills you can possess. It is one of the primary ways that we communicate, for both artistic and practical reasons. Obviously, everyone is not going to write romance novels or spiritual poetry. But everyone does need to make themselves understood through writing at some point. Whether it is through an email to a customer service representative, a memo to your coworkers, or a message in a birthday card, you will have to write something. The more you practice, the sharper your skills will become.

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