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If you read or listen to many coaches for authors, you might notice them saying the same thing.
The first purpose of inspirational writing is to change yourself.
You may or may not agree with that idea, but you probably have noticed that often when we teach something to someone else, we are the ones who learn the most. Personally, I have always found any kind of writing to be transformational. Even writing computer user guides can teach you something about writing.
The process of organizing our thoughts or simply writing them, at the very least lets us know what our thoughts are. Sometimes when we’re lucky, our writing creates beauty and wisdom and inspiration for others.
Most of all, writing is a form of self-expression. What else could we be put upon this earth to do, if it is not to share our best self? If writing calls to you, why not see where yours will take you this summer in an even more concentrated way and take part in a writer’s retreat?
You may already be planning on attending a writer’s retreat or creating your own. Whether your retreat is 15 minutes or the whole summer, give yourself the chance to learn, grow and explore your unique self that you’re expressing.
In the next few posts, I’m going to offer some ideas on how to increase the expression of your self in a self-driven writer’s retreat. You deserve something that goes beyond your typical routine with writing and you can do that on your own. However, if you want to include other writers, that’s great too!
Had you planned on giving yourself the gift of a writer’s retreat this season or this year?