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Writers know how to share. If you share freely there will always be more. This radical proposition runs contrary to human nature and dogs with a bone.

Writers by nature and function are dogged by the call to listen to life and then freely empty their souls of the things they’ve heard.

Think of your favorite writer. I wager that they’re you’re favorite because they excel at sharing.

The Writers Group at North Pointe  is learning the value of sharing. We help each other become better writers and better people. Read how you can get involved here…“Writers Connect”

Writing And Life

Anne Lamott  is laugh-out-loud funny and alternately cranky and kind throughout her book, Bird by Bird: Some Instructions On Writing And Life. The book is the framework from her workshops for writers. She says, “Good writing is about telling the truth. We need to understand who we are.”

Lamott is one of the best mentors an aspiring writer could have (even if her language is a bit salty at times). She writes about how to observe life, faith, anxiety, self-doubt, single-parenting, rejection and becoming a writer.

Even if you’re not a writer her book is a “must-have” for your library and better still for your spirit.anne-lamott-bird-by-bird

Listening To Your Life

Jeff Goins, writer and entrepreneur offers this piece of insight about self-doubt: “Your past is preparing you for what is to come. You can use everything as an apprenticeship for what is coming next.”

Listen to your life.

Jeff has a ton of free, good stuff about life and writing on his site, Goins, Writer.


What’s Next?

You like writing, but you’re not sure that qualifies you as a writer. You think you’re a writer but you’re afraid to tell anyone. Its like a dirty little secret. Its finally saying, “Hi. My name is Bob and I’m a writer” just like an addict who’s been in denial for far too long.

You’re not alone.

I’m beyond the mid-point of my life but I’m not even at the end of the beginning of my experience as a writer.

I’ve picked up about a paragraph of insights that are helpful so far. Some people think that’s enough to encourage others in their writing.

They allowed me to share posts about my life and writing at Inscribe Writers…

1. “The Apprenticeship of Robert W. Jones”

2. “Sowing Seeds For Eternity”

3. “An Endless Summer Of Writing”

…and Word Alive Press.

4. “There’s Only One You So Write On!”

5.  “14 Axioms Of Highly Productive Writers”

6. “Pastors Should Be Writers”

7. “Pastoral Care And Writing”

8. “Author Spotlight at Word Alive”writing-graphic

9 More Great Writing Posts From Writers Who Know What They’re Talking About


9. 13 Tools To Take Your Blog Writing From Good To Great

10. 7 Deadly Sins of Blog Post Writing

11.  8 Effective Ways to End a Blog Post

12. 11 Tools Writers Will Love

13. 16 Places to Find Free-Styled Stock Photos That Do Not Suck

14. The Secret Weapon That Levels the Playing Field for Every Blogger

15. 20 Things to Remember for Writing the Perfect Blog Post

16. 9 Types Of Blog Posts That Are Proven To Boost Traffic 

17. Successful Blogging Tips, Authenticity And Longevity With Yaro Starak via Joanna Penn

And if you’re a freelance writer here’s a link to a great resource for writing opportunities and personal development.

APPLICATION: Please let me know your experience as a writer by leaving a comment below. Send me an email and I’ll include you in our North Pointe Writers Group emails. Thank you.writing typewriter

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Bob Jones

Happily married to Jocelyn for 44 years. We have two adult sons, Cory and his wife Lynsey and their son Vincent and daughter Jayda; Jean Marc and his wife Angie and their three daughters, Quinn, Lena and Annora. I love inspiring people through communicating, blogging, and coaching. I enjoy writing, running, and reading. I'm a fan of the Double E, Bruins, Celtics, Red Sox and Pats. Follow me on Twitter @bobjones49ers

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