Posted by: nancyisanders | December 19, 2012

A Writer’s Perspective

As I’ve been contemplating the recent tragedy our nation is experiencing as well as preparing for our family’s celebration of the Christmas season, I’ve been trying to look at it all through the lens of a writer. That’s because after 27 years of writing, I make it my goal to look at everything in life with a writer’s perspective.

That’s why I posted the previous post on my blog. As writers, we have a unique opportunity to offer hope and comfort through the words we write.

We may not be able to run a marathon to raise money for a cure (altho some writers do!). We may not be able to help fix a needy neighbor’s leaking roof with other volunteers from our church (altho some writers do). We may not be able to fight fires, perform surgeries, or arrest a bank robber (altho some writers do).

But we can write.

Never forget that you have the power to change the world for good, one word and one heart at a time.

That’s why I write. That’s why I hope you write, too.

Through the tragedy that continues to unfold in the news, through this Christmas season, and in the brand new year ahead, try to look at life with a writer’s perspective.

Then sit down and write what’s on your heart.

You can make a difference in our world for good.


  1. Thanks for this reminder, Nancy!

    • You’re welcome, Tina! Isn’t it an amazing joy to know we are WRITERS!!!!

  2. Thanks for this reminder, Nancy. So true and important. Just so you know, Ray printed out your blogpost about hope in the midst of sorrows and put it up on our refrigerator at our machine shop. It was perfect timing as one of our unsaved employees was suffering heartbreak over a friend of his who commited suicide the day before. We never know where God will spread our words of encouragement and the truth in His Word. Having an open and willing heart to share what He gives us can affect other’s lives in a powerful way. Thanks again for listening to God’s prompting. XOXO

    • Oh thanks for sharing this Val! We never know just how God wants to use us to shine His light in the dark corners of our world. Hugs, Nancy

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