I have a pink polka dot covered book that I have titled ‘My Collection of Pearls of Wisdom’ in which I have written down the clever things other people say or their knowledge and insights. Other people’s treasures are at times to valuable to just discard, and thus my collection – but then I am a word-hoarder at heart.
I rediscovered the following, written in 2016 by Julie Wick, who is a Los Angeles based reporter and editor , and thought to share it with you.
I believe that we here at WordPress all have one thing in common, we want, and do, write. And this post is on writing and telling stories. I hope it will spur you on in your writing, to further explore your soul, and the talent at the end of your very own finger tips !
“Stories are our prayers. Write and edit them with due reverence, even when the stories themselves are irrelevant.
Stories are parables. Write and edit and tell yours with meaning, so each tale stands in for a larger message, each story a guidepost on our collective journey.
Stories are history. Write and edit and tell yours with accuracy and understanding and context and with unwavering devotion to the truth.
Stories are music. Write and edit and tell yours with pace and rhythm and flow.
Throw in the dips and twirls that make them exciting, but stay true to the core beat.
Readers hear stories with their inner ear.
Stories are our soul. Write and edit and tell yours with your whole selves.
Tell them as if they are all that matters.
It matters that you do it as if that’s all there is.”
Now go write something. String your words of wisdom together, like a pearl necklace for the world to wear !