In a recent blog post by Kathy asked, "Why engage words in an intentional way?" In which she followed up with 4 key points:
- Clarity: Writing down the words circling around in our head shines a light on them and shows them in a different way. You don’t have to keep an elaborate journal. However, if there is something gnawing at you; if there is something that is not clear; if there is a decision to be made, try writing it down. Sometimes the simple act of assembling the thoughts and transferring them to the page is all we need for things to become clear.
- Integrate Knowledge: When we want to learn something writing it down or writing about it can make a big impact on our learning process. Once again the process of pulling together the bits and pieces fuses them into an intelligible whole. The words and concepts will begin to make sense.
- Impart Knowledge: Often we need to explain what we know through the written word. Here the ability to toss the words down first and then go back and organize them goes a long way in helping us put together a cohesive piece. It is in the tossing and organizing—allowing for a crappy first draft—that we see the bigger picture come together and our readers receive the biggest benefit.
- Fun, Self Discovery, Pure Enjoyment of the Creative Process: To write for fun, without being wedded to a particular outcome, is a joyful, creative act. To allow story to flow from unplumbed sources is magic. Allowing the pen to take us where it will is an excursion into imagination and bliss.
This is great stuff! If you haven't already, go back to my home page, click on the Genuine You Image and check out more great stuff from Kathy Kane's class, my class, and the other classes offered in the Genuine You online course.
Over the next several weeks I'll introduce you to other class facilitators. I hope to have you join us as at Genuine You. And, at such a reasonable price why not sign up others as this self paced, online program would make a wonderful Christmas gift.
Blessings Light Joy Love ~ Julia