Awaken Your Soul to Writing

Don’t Panic! How to Write the Words Your Soul Needs to Share

Why Do You Write?

Nancy Blackman
5 min readNov 1, 2021
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“Language alone protects us from the scariness of things with no names. Language alone is meditation.” — Toni Morrison

I admit, this is not about content creation as much as it is about allowing your soul to speak because your soul knows the words you need to share. Yana Bostongirl writes about this in a recent post:

There is something about sharing a piece of you into your writing that makes you more endearing. I admit I struggle with this when I am here in this space on Medium. I’m a short story, creative nonfiction, memoir writer who can put the ugly down with a hopeful ending, but not here. I struggle to help you feel the emotions. How about you? What are your struggles with using your voice on Medium?

So, together, as I am reading books and articles, let’s learn together!

If I dare to say, there is a spiritual practice to writing. It is because it wakes up the still, small voice within — that voice that says, yes, write that onto the paper. Don’t be afraid of what others will think. Your soul needs to breathe.

I just read another post by Tonya S. Ware and highlighted these words, “After all, people will believe about you what you believe about yourself.” If your words embrace a spirit of empowerment, gratefulness, and brilliance, who’s going to lose? No one.

I wrote in a short post about how our words become bridges between the writer and the reader. Karen Hering wrote, “Our words are bridges built between one person and the next while also crossing time, from the moment they are written down to the moment they are lifted from the page by the…



Nancy Blackman

8X Top Writer. Editor. Published in “Mixed Korean: Our Stories.”