This may help you turn your ideas into writing that communicates well.
Monthly Archives: October 2012
For the eyes of the Lord range throughout the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to him.
2 Chronicles 16:9, NIV
How does someone become fully committed to the Lord? What changes did you have to make to become fully committed to Him? What did that mean for your life? How did it change your relationship to God? How did it affect your family? The way you parent? The way your relate to your spouse? Your work? Your ministry service? Your friends? Your time management?
How can you use your insights in a personal experience piece? In a meditation/devotional? In a how-to article? In fiction? In poetry? How can you make it understandable to children in a children’s story?
Ideas can come to us while we’re doing something else. This is a great blog post.
I’ve taken a break from this blog because I had a writing assignment. I wrote profiles of three Nepali hospital workers for a mission magazine. The information came from interviews that were conducted by someone else.
I listened to the recordings in amazement. The people interviewed shared story after story of how they ministered to the people they served. I learned so much and had more material than I could use.
I learned about leprosy and its treatment. I learned about Hinduism and what it took for some of them to leave it and accept Christ? I discovered things that I can research further. And, I gleaned ideas for possible future articles that have nothing to do with the original articles.
What are you working on now? What research are you collecting? How can you use that research in a different way from what you are using it now?
Look deeper into your current WIP. What information can you repurpose into fiction? Poetry? A how-to piece? A personal experience article? A meditation/devotional? A children’s story or article?
Your writing can provide fertile soil for future writing.
© Deborah Christensen