Act Now to Become a Writer

Lesson 1 - ACT

Nothing happens until something happens. My dream for years was to be a writer. I thought about writing and even wrote about writing in my journal. That was as close as I came to writing. And then something happened.

I picked up the local paper and saw that they were having a contest for a community columnist. It would only be one column per month, but I would be in print if I won. I took the step and sent in an entry. I will never know if I was one of only five that entered the competition, but they chose five people to write a column each month and I was one of them.

I was a writer.

My dreams were great for passing the day, but that was about all they were good for on their own. I had to put some action behind the dream to begin living in the reality that I desired. One step started the journey, but to continue the journey I have to be willing to take a new step each time.

Act to Step into Being a Writer

    1. Write – you will never become a writer if you never write.
    2. Share – show others what you write. Words stuck in the drawer of your desk are no different than words never put down in the first place.
    3. Repeat – write, share, write, share and keep doing that until you get to where you want to go.

How are you acting?

The challenge for today is to write 250 words – no more. Explain why you want to be a writer or what motivates you or inspires you to write. Share what you write back on this site in the comment section or on your own blog. But do share!

Kathryn Lang

#Hope builder. #Dream inspirer. Master of “it’s all about #relationships.” Aficionado of inappropriate laughter, Kathryn Lang believe we can all fly and works to help others find the time to make their dreams come true. She shares with people that are trying to walk the tightrope of family, work, and faith – and keep them all in the right balance. Contact Kathryn today to speak or teach at your next event.

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