The Fruit of Our Labor

Every Monday, you journey to work. Unless you freelance full-time, you leave your writing behind. In my case, I go off to work and—write. But, it’s very different writing from my freelance writing.

Look around you. The seeds of ideas lurk in the office, on the job site, in the break room and on the road. All you need to do is tuck them away and plant them in your writing field.

Personal Experience Articles
How do you grow through your relationships at work? What do you learn from them? What do you learn through celebrating the successes of others? What do you discover about yourself through your reaction to their failures? If you’re a boss, what does God teach you as you deal with disciplinary issues?

How does God teach you about His sovereignty? About honoring Him through your work?

Think through your work experiences and use them as a basis for personal experience articles. Use what God teaches you to take your readers on your journey so they can grow, too.

How-To Articles
How do you build meaningful relationships at work? How do you work through relationship issues? How do you share your faith in your work setting? How do you compassionately lead the people who work for you?

What about the practical issues of the workplace? How do you successfully negotiate a contract? How do you find the right person for a job? How do you become a more effective nurse? Lawyer? Administrative assistant? Teacher?

You can offer information to your readers that will help them in a variety of ways: spiritually, personally and professionally.

A Fruitful Harvest
View your work through new eyes—a writer’s eyes. When you do, you’ll glean baskets full of fruitful article ideas.


Posted on July 11, 2011, in writer's life, writing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. Deborah, I could use this post and the other one on Writer…Interrupted. If you’re interested, email me! I’m also looking for a how to post on freelancing!

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