I’m sharing today on the COMPEL training blog. I’ve been a member of COMPEL training for Christian writers for several years. It’s been instrumental in my growth and development as a writer, and if you’re interested in writing, I highly recommend it! It’s an honor to be able to share with the COMPEL readers today about writing during times of suffering.
When I approach a writing task, I mentally sort it into one of two categories: coffee shop writing or kitchen table writing. Coffee shop writing can be done despite a few distractions and without the need for tissues. I save kitchen table writing for the privacy of home because an emotional breakdown might result.
As a cancer survivor, I often write about the diagnosis that came one day before my 34th birthday and my desperate prayers to live long enough for my youngest child to remember me. Nine years later, sometimes these topics need to be written about with a box of Kleenex nearby.
Our painful life experiences often form the foundation of our writing ministry. Maybe today you’re writing in the middle of a difficult situation, illness or loss. When you walk through a weary season, what does that mean for your writing? Here are some thoughts to consider.
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