Is there passion in your writing?
This question was asked when reviewing another Blog site.
What does it mean this word passion?
One dictionary says it is “A powerful emotion, such as love, joy, hatred, or anger.”
I believe one should do whatever strums your guitar with passion. If, for some reason or another, you do not enjoy what you are doing, then why are you doing it in the first place?
Now do not get me wrong. There is honour in any work, however humble or grand it may be. But to get the feeling that what you do is important, on some type of grand scale of things, you need the passion in your approach to doing it.
Let it radiate the sunshine you feel inside of yourself!
A guest post by BarrieDavenport of Live Bold and Bloom outlines 6 Key Steps to Finding Your Passion as a Writer. She makes wonderful sense. (http://writetodone.com/2011/03/09/6-key-steps-to-finding-your-passion-as-a-writer/
Another way of getting to grips with the various techniques of writing could be by attending a formal get together like www.festivalofwriting.com. People who have attended such workshops, come away feeling all charged up, invigorated and just plain crazy about getting back to writing.
Personally, I enjoy reading a good book from an author that has been there, seen the film and got the T-Shirt. When Wilbur Smith writes about Africa, you are transported there, smelling the scents wafting across the ‘bush veldt’, sensing the urgency of the hunt, shivering with fear, as he leads you through the story.
It is all part of your objective. Instil passion in your writing and extend it to your readers. You exist to entertain them?