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Writing: The First Training 27.7.2018

An Image of a newspaper

Are you learning to be a writer? Are you going to study for a journalism degree? Are you looking at various ways to learn how to write? I cannot answer these questions for you, but I can relate my own experiences for you as a reference.

About 30 days ago, I first heard the phrase in a dream talking about a company with its staff having shared a specific attribute, or gift. I did not understand the implications of this phrase at that time, except I thought God was telling me to find a job with a company that has staff with the above-mentioned attribute. But all along I had no idea where to start, and I just have to wait, waiting for God’s guidance and leading. Today finally the question was solved. It is a newspaper company. A newspaper company that is situated in the United States. Is it the will of God that I should apply for a job in this company? For the time being, I do not think so, as my English, as compared to a native person, is not that good and fluent.

Then what should I do, having known this still not-yet-fully-solved will of God? I then think of a usual way to let me get acquainted with this company, I can read first the memoir of the head of this company and another book that tells the same story but written by another author. However, the very surprising thing is that God is telling me not to read these two books, through the Fighting Heart incident, see The Fourth Fighting Heart System 24.7.2018, and a dream today. I believe He is warning me in some of the strongest terms not to read these two books. But if I have to learn of this company, why am I supposed not to read the books of the founder’s autobiographies? I think this is a wisdom I cannot comprehend for the time being, but all I need to do is to follow God’s leading and guidance, not to read these two books.

I think God is telling me to selectively read the news report from this newspaper. And I believe God is leading me to read the newspaper and learn from their writers’ writing vocabulary and style. As He is forbidding me to read the two books, I think from tomorrow on I will only focus on the news reporting from this newspaper, and learn from them. For other local news or other news reporting, I will just read only the headlines. This is the way I believe how God wills my training in writing, and I know I am going to learn from some of the best minds in this industry, and are in some ways related to me.

I believe that as I am somehow related to this newspaper company, my learning from their reporters will further sharpen and polish my competitive advantage: writing with SUPPORT. For the time being, I can only say that I am led to this right track, and I am really grateful that God leads me the way forward. To my readers: Have you found your mentors? Have you found the materials to follow to be a good writer? Believe in God and He will show you the way.

The Journey: Writing Part Three

Women holding a pens writing a notebook. Recording concept

Today I am going to talk about “Continuous Writing”.

Today after work around 1:45pm, I went to a library to continue to do my writing for and with God. I was still committing to my goal of writing one blog post in two days, but I told myself that if I had enough idea or inspiration, I would exceed my target by writing one blog post in one day. And the idea or inspiration, that were gifts given by God, enabled me to continue to write my piece today.

Fast forward to around 2:40pm, and I was inside the library, sitting in a comfortable chair, and prepared to continue to write my piece today. Not having any specific expectation, I was only armed with the “fighting heart” to my writing. Then I started my writing. And immediately I knew what was to come for the next twenty minutes. I was typing at a very fast pace, and the idea just came up as I was writing all along. The idea was clearly, I believe, from God, because I felt the special “pop-up” that went to my mind, like a white bird flying and arriving at my mind. Not having any doubt, my strong faith told me that the idea would continue to arrive at my mind, as long as God willed the inspiration.

As I was writing in a very fast pace, I was only doing a fast draft of the blog post, with the idea that came along. Some of the words, phrases may be repetitive, but the new idea, new words just flowed along so I kept writing long passages without stopping. Once I had an idea, I continued to write down. Then once I had another idea, I continued to write down. And for the next twenty minutes, I was writing in a very fast pace and continued to do so with God’s idea, I believe.

As I had continued to write along, when was the time I had to stop writing? How would I know when was the time I could stop writing, knowing that my idea for today had run dry? I did not think of this scenario all along my writing, as I knew that I would be led by God. After writing, with concentration, for 20 minutes, I then suddenly had an instinct, telling me that it was time to stop. And at the same time, I remembered that this morning I had a dream that supported this. I knew I had made the right decision to stop today. I then went home. And after sleeping for a while, I started to do my planning for the next eight days.