In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. John 1:1
In the beginning, all you’ve got is a blank page. Whitish nothingness stares at you with a million eyes wondering what you are going to create inside.
Be not afraid, intimidated, atomised or mummified into silence by what your eye sees. Be what your creator has created you to be. Speak the word and it shall be.
Everything began with one word. When the spirit brooded upon the waters, one word began at the heart of God and pierced the darkness and the darkness co
uld not overpower it.
“Light!” said the creator and light came to be.
From that one word, the rest of everything flowed into existence.
So, writer arise. Begin with one word. It will lead you to another and that to another and then unstoppable it will be. Ernest Hemingway says,
“All you have to do is write one true sentence. Write the truest sentence that you know.”
What is that true sentence? It is something as simple as a first lines of a nursery rhyme –
Twinkle, twinkle little star, how I wonder what you are!
Mary had a little lamb.
Jack and Jill went up the hill.
What are you waiting for, pick up your pen and paper; tab, phone or computer; or even your voice recorder to capture THAT one true sentence. Bring it to life and set it free.
Read. Be inspired by the poem entitled Let There Be Light which was written by poet Emile Pinet on poetrysoup. (That’s where I stumbled upon the first image for the post.)
Nov 07 2016