Wednesday, March 6, 2013
Birthed from Pain by Diana Flegal
Writing can be painful at times. You put yourself out there and those with the power reject your words, your prose, your work.
Yet, the books that move us, minister to us are often crafted by broken people that have been rejected many times. But along comes just that one agent, that one editor and that one publisher that sees the merit in what you offer.
Be transparent. Be honest and be brave. Write that story on your heart birthed through your personal pain. Weave it through fictions guise to find the most open door, the largest readership.
As an example: Jena Morrow's title Hollow haunted me after I read it, even though I at first rejected it since memoirs can be hard sells. But her words kept me awake night after night, they breathed beside me in bed and I had to contact her. We talked, I sold her book and now her transparent words, born out of her pain, are transforming other lives. Whispering hope to them in their seemingly hopeless situation.
What personal stories have you read that resonated and came alongside to aid you in your life's journey?
I would be interested to know.
Have a blessed day.