The Pen Of The Ready Writer

On your mark! Get set! Write!


Nikkie Giovanni reminds us that if you write like someone is over your shoulder, you will never write. This is true–it is absolutely true! Writing is not like cards, chess or any other hobby you can just deftly pick up! There is a skill to this! A rhythm even!

In order to write, two things must happen. The first is you must believe you can. The second is to be willing to so such a thing. If these too things do now sync, you will not write. Not a world, not a syllable, nor a jot or tittle. These two things working in unison, perform a circuit. They power your creativity, allowing you to create as you see fit!

Make the connection, my Oracles! The screens and pages are waiting.

Encouragement Pages-04/22/2020-The Power Of Can’t (2)

The word can is a verb. Verbs are action words! They usher in all matter of movement and excitement. I love verbs!

The word not negates everything verbs will do. When you put this ugly three-letter word behind a verb–its stops everything.

Everything!

So, when you, as a writer, say the word ‘cannot’? You paralyze your imagination. Be careful what you admit, my Oracles. Writing is hard, but it it is never impossible. You can write–so you must.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Start A Little Fire

I am fond of saying that every idea is a spark. From that ‘spark’ anything can be added to make a fire. That fire, that heat, that light–this is the what we chase, my Oracles. This fire is what we create and chase and feed! Don’t dismiss that.

I need you to under as a writer to remember one thing: you control the fire! You control what it burns, how hot it burns, how long it burns! You control this! Meaning: what do you need to start? What new thing are you shying away from due to the heat which would follow?

Those things need to be explored. They need to be examined. They need to be found! They need to be written about. Start a fire, my Oracles. Start it, and be warmed by it. From that warmth, set the world ablaze!

Encouragement Pages-04/13/2020: What Is In The Tank?

Dearest Ones,

What are you holding on to today? What are you scared to let go of? What thing, what idea, have you allowed to die?

Today, dear one, I need to ask you this question: What is left in your tank?

Do you have enough in you to do what you need to do? Do you have the faith and drive enough to finish what you have purposed to start? What do you have left in you to finish?

I can’t answer that for you, love.

But let the pages do it for you–if you give them a chance.

I believe in you.

With Love & Ink,

JBHarris

Encouragement Pages-03/30/2020

Dig in, dear one.

Be ruthless with the talent, my fellow Oracles. There is a power in it. What power is that you ask? The power in knowing what you have on the inside of you is itching to come through your hands, because it has been boiling your head so long.

It is–it will be–scary and exhilarating and the journey is yours.

Be bold enough–brave enough–to continue.

Please, continue.

Love & Ink,

JBHarris