One of the key elements of successful story-writing is dialogue. We work hard to create dialogue that conveys exactly what we want it to convey and that creates characters that come alive on the page.
But have you ever considered that one of the key elements of success as a writer is monologue? You are probably asking, “MaryAnn, what do you mean?” What I mean is that what we speak to ourselves is critically important in creating not only a successful writing life but also a successful life in general. The monologue we speak to ourselves and about ourselves creates the writing life we will live in the future.
Scripture tells us in Proverbs 18:21 that “death and life are in the power of the tongue.” This means that our tongue has the power to create a writing career filled with success or a writing career filled with failure.
What are you saying to yourself about your writing? Are you speaking failure-filled words about the things you don’t want to see come to pass in your writing life? Or are you speaking success-filled words about the things you want to see come to pass in your writing life?
If you have been speaking negative words about your writing and about your life, then repent today and change the words you speak.
Remember: the words you speak today will bear fruit tomorrow.
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