When writing spiritual stories there is no exact formula.What matters most is the routine of writing and the spiritual growth you experience. You may be writing the story initially just as a part of your own personal spiritual journey, or you may be writing the story because you have a tale to share with everyone. Either way, you should go about the basic writing in the same manner. Following are some good tips to follow to make sure your writing is the best it can be.
- Just Write
You don’t even require to edit it in the beginning; just let the ideas flow. it is much simpler to delete, insert, and polish after the bulk of the content is written than trying to do it deeply as you go. By following this tip, you may find that content emerges that is not what you originally had in mind…maybe even better.
Four of the most difficult things about spiritual writing, or any type of writing for that matter, can basically be to get the thoughts flowing.To avoid writers block, just permit yourself to write.Make sure in the beginning stages that you don’t over analyze what you’re writing or judge it.
After you have your main ideas down, and maybe after a basic re-write, find someone you know and trust and alone get them to read your story. This is even helpful if you don’t intend to ever have the material published because their feedback may help you to clarify your thoughts and feelings on the subject matter more objectively. It may even spark new inspiration to add to the spiritual story or for a new story entirely.
- Let Someone Read It
- Edit and then Edit Some More
If you do intend to share your work with others, ask the person to be overly critical.They should review all parts of the writing, including syntax and grammar, as well as content and appeal. Have them discuss their feelings about the story and what type of thoughts reading the story lead them to. This is another great way to judge if your writing is effective and causes the reaction you intended. You may even find it brings up thoughts and feelings that were not intentional, but still positive.
A great spiritual story is all about the message it contains, but if the writing isn’t properly polished that message may get lost.Be sure to perfect your spelling and grammar. Reword any sentences that feel awkward or stilted. Reduce the content to only what is absolutely necessary to relay your story in the way you intend. Million dollar words are worthless if they aren’t the right words. Analyze how you might better use common literary devices in your writing such as alliteration, symbolism, and fore shadowing.Once it’s done (to you), let anyone else give it a read.
There will always be places it could still be perfected.You don’t have to do everything that anyone recommends, but make sure that you at least analyze what they say and understand clearly why you don’t feel it is appropriate.