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…



Nancy Blackman

8X Top Writer. Editor. Writing Coach. Owner of Refresh the Soul publication. Read more of my writing: “Mixed Korean: Our Stories.”