Wednesday, November 07, 2007

Just be Yourself!

Anyone who writes as part of their job or even for work knows that it is a creative process. It took me a long time to figure this out. I always thought that in order for you to be a "creative" writer, you had to write poetry, or short stories, or books.

I have always longed to write something "creative" like that, but for some reason, have never been able to. Oh, I have submitted short stories to contests, but I always seem to go back to my safe spot in writing - researched articles, press releases, more business related writing. I truly admire those who write in the way I wish I could.

What I have learned is that even business writing is "creative." You still have to craft words together in a way that makes them both flow, make sense, and most importantly encourages your readers to keep on reading - or hiring you for the next project. And even though there are unique sets of rules to abide by, like in writing press releases, for example, you still have the ability to use your own voice to make it uniquely yours.

I have always been told that my writing is inspirational, but yet calming. I am so flattered by that because I have also been told that I have a calming personality - I am soothing in my parenting, my relationships, as well as in all situations I find myself in. I guess I am a peacemaker. I don't argue or fight with my husband or children. We might have disagreements, but I always remain calm and never get worked up. I just state the facts from my point of view!

Being told my writing is calming, inspirational, or encouraging makes me feel wonderful because that is who I am and I know my true voice is coming out on the keyboard. Does "calm" translate into boring? Hmm...maybe it does, but I can work on that, and I will! And as for those short stories, the day will come when I tackle more too.

In the meantime, what makes your writing uniquely you?

Do you love a scary movie, and therefore enjoy writing thriller fiction? Do you long for the nostalgic, and write moving poetry? Perhaps, like me, there is a quality in your personality that comes out in your writing. Feel free to share what defines your writing most!

Have a wonderful day!


Mihaela Lica said...

Welcome back, Lisa. I missed you a lot, but than again, I was pretty busy too. So I hope we will get more of you from now on.

About your self portrait --- no one knows us better than ourselves, isn't it?
It is pretty much what I imagined you to be.

Michele said...

Very nice post, Lisa. I am an inspirational writer as well. I love to encourage, uplift, inspire, and make the reader smile and just feel better ;-)

I wish you the best with your creative writing!

Writing the Cyber Highway

Lisa Vella said...


I'm so glad to see your comment! I have missed you too! As for my self-portrait, I never really thought of myself that way until people began pointing it out to me throughout the years. Then I realized it's true. So when a couple people recently pointed out that my writing is the same, I thought it was pretty neat!

Anyway, it's great to hear from you and I hope everything is wonderful in your life!

Take care, and have a fantastic weekend!


Lisa Vella said...


It's awesome to see you back at my blog again! I checked out your blog more thoroughly and I am adding you to my list of blogs that I love!

As for you being an inspirational writer, I have to agree. I can see just from reading your profile that "inspiration" is an adjective that truly defines you. After all, you inspired me to follow a link to further my writing sales today. Thanks you for that.

Thanks for coming back, and have a wonderful day!


Amy Derby said...

Hi Lisa,

I just found your blog, and I'm enjoying what I've read so far. :-)

It's nice to know there are writers out there who do earn a living writing inspirationally. I am primarily a corporate writer, so creativity doesn't play much of a role in my work. But I do enjoy tackling a create writing project from time to time.

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