Do You Write From the Heart?

How do people feel when they read your writing?

Have you ever asked yourself that? Have you ever thought about it after writing a story or an article?

Do you think that is even a relevant question to ask?

Anyway… what does it mean to write from the heart? What makes the difference?

Well, read on and you’ll find out.

People want to deal with people.

That’s it.

The human aspect is what interests us most. People don’t care how much you know until they know how much you care. About the subject matte of your blog post, about your story, about your characters.

How do you spot writing that has soul?

  • Humor – Not necessarily telling jokes but rather not taking themselves too seriously.
  • Stories – Personal experiences that are told in such a way that you believe this person actually exists.
  • Language – It might be pushing it too far to suggest street slang (not that I could even attempt to be “hip and down with the kids. Yo.”) but a touch of humanity instead of business-speak goes a long way.

What it comes down to is being human and addressing your audience as people. Just try it and observe the response. It might just make them, and you, smile.

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7 thoughts on “Do You Write From the Heart?

  1. I often say in training programs or courses that my life goal is to write from my heart till the end of my days. I don’t know if this is relevant to your post but at least it goes nicely with the title. Have a nice day & thank you for posting!

  2. If you don’t put feelings into a story, why write it. If the people in it can’t be related to, if they don’t have issues, If they aren’t people but two dimensional cutouts running through a contrived adventure, then you might as well write a text book.

  3. Thank you for the wonderful advice! You are so correct. I really do try to get ‘with’ my audience instead if putting out something that goes really beyond me.
    I hope you have a blessed day! Thank you for posting!

  4. The reason I am a slow writer, in my opinion, is because I write strongly through feeling and emotion. Now, in terms of spirituality, it would probably be disagreed that emotions actually do not relate to the heart, but we accept and understand the reference (and I’m sure it’s not always that black and white).

    But yes, I do consider this when writing, otherwise it is just scripted. A routine of predefined paths to follow for a desired result; that is not true writing, generally speaking, in my opinion.

    Humour: YES. Laughter is the food of the soul for a reason; if you can find something to laugh about in a bad situation, it immediately becomes better. Laughter transfers energy, and positive energy.
    Stories: YES. I believe in my story, because it is a recipe of experience and real world values. It has meaning for me, as much as the reader.
    Language: YES. The universe is mental in it’s nature, and words are one way to communicate thoughts. We must embody freedom in order to communicate effectively.

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