Sometimes as writers I think we get so caught up in writing other people's stories that we forget to draw from our own experiences as well. And I totally and completely believe that God has given us our individual stories to use for His glory - often as writers, that means using what He's done in our lives to minister to others.
Anyone up for a little writing exercise?? :)
Grab your computer, stretch out your fingers and spend a few minutes remembering what has happened to you!
1. Describe your favorite memory with one of your family members. Be sure to mention sights, sounds, tastes, etc. How did it make you feel??
2. Describe the funniest thing that has ever happened to you. Why was it funny? Who was there to witness it? How did it make you feel??
3. Describe the saddest thing that has ever happened to you. Who was there with you? What sights, sounds, colors, words do you remember from that moment? How did it make you feel??
When we learn to describe our own feelings in a way that shows and doesn't tell, we get better at describing our character's feelings in a way that shows and doesn't tell. Do you keep a journal or a blog? If not, I highly challenge you to do so!! The best writers are the ones who feel.
I'd love if you'd share one of your writing exercises in the comments!! Let's encourage each other in this! :)
Have a happy Monday!