Writing on Wednesday is a way to keep this particular writer on track (I hope!). These are weekly posts/updates where I will share something from the past week of writing with the readers of this blog. Sometimes it might be something I’ve learned, found useful, or a bit of my own writing and ideas. I hope this will be a time of sharing, encouragement, and accountability. Join me in setting some writing goals to finish that project and celebrate each success.
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What I Learned from my First Writing Conference
It’s been a couple of weeks since I attended my first writer’s conference. The experience was amazing on so many levels. Wherever you are on your writing path, I highly recommend attending one if you have the opportunity.
There are so many things that I’ve learned at this conference, and I wish I could share every single detail with you. But that might make for a handful of boring posts. So rather, I’m going to try to combine things into some posts, that I hope you will find not only helpful, but encouraging. All of these are topics that seemed to continuously pop up in various sessions, whether a workshop or plenary session. These are some of the ideas that I was blessed to walk away with and hope to keep in mind as I continue on my own writing journey. I plan to focus on one of these for each of the next 5 Wednesdays. I’m so excited to share them with you.
All Art is God’s Art
My husband and I are constantly awed by the sky. The watercolor painting that a sunset could be, or the artful display of stars across an inky sky. I can’t help but think of the sky as God’s masterpiece and as an ever-changing display of His art.
God’s an artist. He’s a creator. The Bible references Him as a potter.
If we are made in His image, it also makes sense that we might share a bit of those attributes. That we might have the desire to create. Somewhere recently, I heard or read something, that animals are praising God when they are doing what He designed them to do. Isn’t the same true for us? When we are using the gifts that He gives us, we are praising Him.
So, if you have the gift of writing, the gift of athleticism, the gift of friendliness, whatever it is, use it. Use it to glorify God. Use the talents that He gave you. That’s the best thing that we can do with them. We can learn to use them better and we can learn to use them to worship Him.