Posted February 12, 2016
Guest author: Linda Apple
Writing From Your Soul is a small book with big ideas, encouragement, instruction, and tips. It is an inspirational tool for everyone who wants to make a worthwhile difference in the lives of their readers.
The book covers the following topics:
- The POV of inspirational writing
- Using the Creative Nonfiction style of writing
- Finding a story
- Encouragement for growth as writers
Passage on what inspirational writing is and what it isn’t:
There is a fine line that defines inspirational writing and divides it from all other forms. In my years of teaching, I find there is a lot of confusion about this type of writing. Some writers immediately equate it with religious writing. It can be, but it doesn’t have to be. Some think if the story is uplifting, it is inspirational. It might be, depending on the focus. Is the focus of the story on the writer or the reader? All inspirational pieces should be written with the reader in mind.
Most writers are familiar with the acronym POV—Point of View. In order to illustrate the difference between Inspirational writing and all other kinds, I’ve come up with another POV: Purpose, Objective, and Vision. These three elements are what make the defining fine line I wrote about in the introduction.
Linda Apple is a Mississippi gal whose roots run deep in the South. Her stories flow from generations of southern women who share their tales while cooking, enjoying meals together, and rocking on the front porch in the velvety, magnolia perfumed evening breezes. From these memories, her debut novel, Women of Washington Avenue, the first book in her Moonlight Mississippi series, was born.
She also writes Inspirational Nonfiction. Linda has a strong conviction that we need to write our personal experience stories, our observations and epiphanies for future generations, which is why she wrote, Writing Life: Your Stories Matter and Writing From Your Soul.
In addition to writing, she is also a public speaker. Through workshops and motivational presentations, her desire is to encourage, affirm, nurture talent, and equip people in order to help them achieve their goals and follow their dreams.
She lives with her husband, Neal, in Northwest Arkansas. They are the parents of five married children and have ten of the most beautiful grandchildren ever born. And she’d like everyone to know she is, “*ahem* a very young grandmother . . . really!”
To read more about Linda Apple, click here.