Alone, we see only see in part.
Slow your mind to reflect and read a book!
Does raw emotion fuel you?
Survey how your thoughts are forming.
Encourage courteous behaviour in others as a model example.
Personally address certain issues:
- How do I ordinarily compose what I say?
- Have I ever considered the best way for me to write?
- How can I improve my habits so that what I write and say will be clearer, entertaining and forceful?
Once done, your writing “grows up” into actual composing: gather, organize, write, revise, perfect. Much revising and improving goes on in our heads before putting pen to paper or using a keyboard.
- Gather your ideas. Think so you may discover what you want to say.
- Limit the subject to exactly what is to be told, described, explained or proved.
- Arrange your thoughts and their relation to this central idea. Assisted by habits of spelling, punctuation and grammar, write down your ideas.
- Review and revise by crossing out at times, inserting a word at other times. Choose words better suited to one’s thoughts while catching errors that slipped by during interest in the first draft of writing.
- When satisfied, make a final copy.
At Guiding Star Publications Inc., I seek to help people communicate in more thought-filled ways. With each closing day, another begins an ongoing cycle of life, of growth, of change, greeting new positive possibilities — with our thoughts, words and actions.