Hi you guys!
I found an interesting quote on Pinterest. Have you heard of Pinterest.com? If you haven’t, I’m surprised. Pinterest is a photo sharing website. Users can save images or “pins” to their boards. Boards are created around a central topic.
The quote reads, “Writing is somewhere between torture and fun.”
When I saw this quote it made me laugh. I immediately “pinned” it to my Writing board! At times I feel like this. Do you like the quote? Can you remember a time when writing made you feel like this? Were you writing for school? Maybe you were venturing out and trying to write a song?!
A Writing Tip!
Have you ever heard of Writer’s block? It’s when you don’t have an idea of what to write about, or when you don’t know how to transcribe your thoughts.
You lose the ability to write for a while. It can feel like “torture,” so to speak. I know that sounds extreme. But I think the quote is meant to be funny.
When you feel like this, it is helpful to walk away – take a deep breath, relax, and come back to it. We all suffer from Writer’s block sometimes.
One technique is to let your writing “cool” off. Take a short break or recession, call a friend, make cookies, watch television, or exercise!
Getting your mind off it for a little while will help you recover from feelings of frustration. Another activity will help you feel refreshed when you pick up that pencil, or click on the keys of your computer again.
I started a Pinterest account and found that I really like “pinning.” Take a look: https://www.pinterest.com/zinahermez/ What do you think?
Search for a quote. One that speaks to your heart. It doesn’t need to be on Pinterest but you may use one of mine!
You can copy an image into the comments! Don’t be shy! Who knows, you may even start your own board!
(This post is inspired by a blog I’m currently working on for a class but it is revised.)
Zina Hermez authored the book Not Without God: A Story of Survival and created the Spinal Injury Solutions! online website. Zina works as an English Language Instructor, and has been an educator for fifteen years. Her thousands of students have been from many parts of the world, and she’s worked with all ages. Zina writes articles on faith and overcoming challenges, and her stories have been featured in Christianity Today, and the Breathe Christian Writers Conference blog. She has written newsletters, and appeared in medical journals. To learn more about Zina visit http://zinahermez.com.