#1 Every Writer Must Have a Clear View! In other words every writer should know their worldview and stick with it. No one likes a writer who straddles the fence and is noncommittal. Even if we disagree with an author’s premise, we can at least respect their writing if they remain consistent with that premise. We may enjoy following someone on their journey to discovering their worldview, but eventually…and sooner than later…we really want them to make up their minds.
This is the view from my writing desk. All day little critters join me in my “tree house” on the hill. Or should I say, I join them in their tree house.
I love my view! It doesn’t matter what season it is or what the weather is my view is a delight and refreshment to my soul.
It holds great value for me and I guard my view tenaciously.
This past winter we needed more room in our living area so I moved my writing desk into our bedroom. There I stayed sequestered away from my tree house friends for five months. Finally I just couldn’t stand it anymore. The separation anxiety was too much. I rearranged the living room, swept up all the dust bunnies and rolled my writing desk back to it’s rightful spot. Our small group could just be squished.
Ahhh! Now I could write. Well, I could write in the bedroom and I did. But I had lost my view in more ways than one and I needed to get it back.
That happens to writers. We lose our view, our dreams, our focus. Sometimes we try to be all things to all people. Sometimes we worry and fret over who will read our words and what will they think. Sometimes we fret for hours, days, weeks and even months about page views and subscribers and forget to just write. Then again, sometimes we forget our words are just words if no one reads them. And sometimes we forget our passion. We forget our skills and talents. We forget our expertise. We forget our calling or our desire. We don’t think they have value or worse yet, we think they never did.
In all these “sometimes” a writer can lose the foundation of their worldview and that is not good.
This site is dedicated to helping us keep our view clear and sharp while at the same time always learning and always growing.
Helpful ideas and tips for better writing will be here most Thursdays as part of the Turn Write Series with links to writers much smarter and more experienced than me as well as general organizational and time management skills that will be useful for any part of your life.
Now, little children, abide in Him, so that when He appears, we may have confidence and not shrink away from Him in shame at His coming. I John 2:28
I hope you will join me. Share your foundation. Share your tips and ideas. Share your successes and failures.
Share your view!