The Power of Writing

Writing is powerful, it can completely transform a person’s views on the world and even change the very core of a person’s existence.

writingI feel this hole inside of me because it has been two weeks since I have turned whatever I’m feeling into words on a page. I spent all  last week developing writing for my business website and at the end of the week I could no longer string a sentence together. I’m definitely not cut out for the life of a full time writer, but that doesn’t mean I’m not one. I need to write, I have to write. I feel better after writing. According to the quote below I am a real writer.

“Real writers are those who want to write, need to write, have to write.” — Robert Penn Warren

As I was stringing words together for my website, I was amazed by the creativity that flowed from my brain to my fingertips. I honestly never really know where my writing is headed, and sometimes I surprise myself and impress myself. However, the writing is never as great as the first time that I reread it. The next time it just seems good, but not great. The next time after that I realize it needs work. But, sometimes I create that perfect sentence that I couldn’t possibly rewrite to sound any better. I chose all the right words and strung them together to deliver a strong message. I’m not even sure how the sentence came together, usually. It has the power of an inspirational quote in my mind, and I find quotes to be extremely powerful. There’s a few quotes that have actually made me change the way I see things. Even a sentence in a book or an article.

And among all the crappy sentences I have thrown together on a page, the one powerful sentence makes me believe I can alter the rest of my writing to be better, or even equivalent in perfection.

There is real perfection in writing, and it’s when a single sentence delivers a powerful message to the person who reads it. Just one sentence can set the tone for a writers whole piece of writing. Just one sentence can change a person’s perspective on a situation. Just one sentence can do imaginable things.

Some of the most famous quotes out there in the world were not even written by writers. They were just written by people who had something powerful to say. Here are a few quotes about writing I found that I really loved:

“When you’re writing, you’re creating something out of nothing…A successful piece of writing is like doing a successful piece of magic.” — Susanna Clarke

“Take away the art of writing from this world, and you will probably take away its glory.” — François R. Chateaubriand

“Let the power of words light the candles of our souls setting the world on fire ,inspiring greatness; for all things good can one day be great, if only you believe.” — Lori R Taylor

Thank you to all the writers of the world who are out there inspiring others. Your words can be very powerful.

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