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What is your ‘Writing Why’?

by Vanessa Preston

“Your WHY is the internal fire, passion, motivation,
inspiration and drive for your creative work”

–  Jennifer Blanchard

My WRITING WHY can be summed up in one word:  GLOW

“GLOW” brings to mind my faith, creativity, love and desire to grow and shine.  It encompasses who I am, who I want to be and how I want to live.

Some of the reasons I write (and paint) are:

* to capture and share inspiration, ideas and beautiful memories
* to give light and love and express faith
* to inspire, empower and encourage
* the flow of creative work energises me and makes my true self glow


I want to GLOW … be my best & brightest self and
I want to help people GLOW … by encouraging, inspiring and empowering.

I created GLOW: Heart, Mind & Soul and the GLOW Facebook as a way to achieve my goal:

Growing … in joy, kindness, love, faith, gratitude, wisdom, energy
Loving, Living, Learning … passionate, authentic, wholehearted, limitless, lifelong
Outreaching … pay it forward, shine your way, acts of kindness, be your true self for the benefit of many, smile
Wellbeing … physical, emotional, spiritual, intellectual, social, environmental

Align Your Writing Habits To Success: From procrastinating writer to productive writer in 30 days (or less) by Jennifer Blanchard is one of the most remarkable writer’s resources I have come across!  Finding my writing why was one of the hardest, and most rewarding, writing exercises I have done.  This book has played a huge role in rekindling the spark in my creative life.

What is your ‘Writing Why’?  


P.S.  Have you discovered Inky Wings on Facebook yet?  That’s where I share links most days to inspire your creative life … I hope you can join me there sometime!