As an author and spiritual director, Sarah Robinson Flick’s writing evokes a sense of the seasons, sacred places, and the spiritual nature in life. In this series of blogs, Sarah walks us through some of her best writing tips. These tried-and-true pieces of advice for new writers will be highlighted monthly. To learn more about Sarah and her writing, check out her debut memoir, Desire, Mystery, and Belonging, available now on Amazon.
Tip #2: Value Encouragement
I wanted to write a book almost as soon as I learned to read. The more I read, the more I wanted to write.
In the third grade, I gave my teacher a recipe I had “written” for a prescription medication that included one cherry and a spoonful of lime juice. She was very serious as she read and then asked questions about what I had written.
Some years later, I graduated from medical school and many years after that, I wrote a book. I know that my teacher was an important part of my journey.
Never underestimate the value of encouragement!