Wise Words From WorDshops

I collected several ‘wise words’ from the four InScribe sponsored WorDshops I attended this past spring. Ponder and enjoy…

If writing is a calling, we must be obedient; but if He calls us to another season, we must be ready to do something else. Janice Dick: (Regina)

Every story needs high stakes. Alison Lohans (Regina)

I don’t have to produce, succeed, or publish… God does not identify us by our productiveness. Marcia Laycock (Blackfalds)

Wise words satisfy like a good meal; the right words bring satisfaction. Proverbs 18:20

The need for gratification will not overwhelm us as long as we are deeply rooted in the One who put the compulsion to write within us. (Unidentified quote shared by Marcia Laycock)

Memoir is not autobiographical truth. it is YOUR truth. Susan Plett (after a ‘freefall’ writing session – Blackfalds)

There is a visceral connection between the pen, paper and creativity. Susan Plett (Blackfalds)

We have been given a trust as writers… the pain and the joy of being human. We don’t need sedatives in the form of Christian books. We must write about the dark things to put them in their place – not to glorify them. The discipline of creation is an effort toward wholeness. Literature is about the handling of secrets… and about the marvellous liberation when they are revealed. We must respect our readers by giving them words of value and worth. Marcia Laycock (Blackfalds)

 

 

4 Comments

  1. Thanks for sharing these wise words!

  2. Sharon Espeseth

    May 29, 2017 at 12:55 pm

    Wise words satisfy like a good meal; the right words bring satisfaction. Proverbs 18:20

    Thanks, Tracy, for sharing these “right” and satisfying words. Blessings on you and on your recovery to good health.

  3. Pamela Mytroen

    May 29, 2017 at 4:27 pm

    Good stuff. 😊

  4. Good collection of writing wisdom Tracy! I especially like the one about autobiographies. They always come with extra helpings of spin-ach.

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