Your story is going to be great. Your book? It’s going to be great. It’s going to get written. Don’t worry.

Breathe Your Story

Take a deep breath.

Breathe in. Breathe out.

Breathe your story in. Breathe your story out.

We talk a lot about how to write great stories here, and all that learning, all that striving for excellence, it’s really important. You should strive to write the best story you can.

But sometimes you just need to breathe, to look up from your keyboard, stretch THE kinks out of your back, and say, Wow, I’m writing.

I’m breathing.

I’m alive.

The secret is that the words you write when you’re focusing on your joy will be better than the words you write when you’re focused on greatness.

So today, breathe your story in.

Breathe it out.

And write.

(Then, of course, share your writing with the world.)

Have you ever felt filled up with joy while writing? Share your story in the comments.

PRACTICE

Free write for fifteen minutes. Write about the wind, or the feeling in your chest when you breathe, or the sound of your fingers tapping on the keyboard. Write about whatever you want. Let your story, your breath, lead you where it wants to go.

When your time is up, share your practice with us in the comments section. And if you share, please be sure to give feedback to a few of your fellow writers.

Happy breathing.

Joe Bunting
Joe Bunting

Joe Bunting is a writer and entrepreneur. He is the author of the #1 Amazon Bestseller Let’s Write a Short Story! and the co-founder of Story Cartel. You can follow him on Twitter (@joebunting).