open invitation no. 76: the kind of writer who…

Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.

[Helen Keller]

Recently I recorded a delightful podcast conversation about running and teaching and writing. One of the magical threads of the conversation was the kind of person who…

We talked about giving kids lots of low-stakes writing opportunities to become the kinds of people who can articulate an opinion. My friend on the podcast is the kind of writer who is exceptional at writing how-to articles. I want to be the kind of person who runs several miles every week.

It’s good to define the kind of people we want to be; the kind of writers we want to be. The invitation is to put in writing the kind of writer you want to be.

*Remember, you don’t have to accept this invitation…but I do hope you will accept the invitation to write. Sharing our stories is magical.

PS—There is a Facebook Group for the #sosmagic community. Join here.

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I’m joining an open community of writers over at Sharing Our Stories: Magic in a Blog. If you write (or want to write) just for the magic of it, consider this your invitation to join us. #sosmagic

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Published by Ruth Ayres

Unhurried. Finding the magic in the middle of living. Capturing a life of ridiculous grace + raw stories.

8 thoughts on “open invitation no. 76: the kind of writer who…

  1. Hi Ruth!

    In January, I went with a repost theme month (reposted favorite posts from past years) and now in February, I am having a-sentence-a-day month (write at least one sentence a day) to help me keep me going. (They are themes I just made myself. Not connected anywhere. They have just helped motivate me.) I have been reading others’ SOS stories (love them), but I wasn’t sure if I should out a link here as I haven’t done an actual SOS lately…But I know you always say that there are no rules, just write! xo

    Here’s a repost

    Here’s a-sentence-of-a-day


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