Writing Soul to Soul
by Cindy R. Williams
Talking to the soul, now that is a worthy goal for a writer. If we can reach the point in our writing where we can write so clear, and with such deep honesty, that we touch souls, just think of the power for good our writing would be.
"The pen is mightier than the sword," has been taught by every English and Journalism teacher/professor I have ever taken classes from. Although I have no desire to use a sword and slay anyone, I do have a great desire to perfect my writing. I want to write heart to heart, or soul to soul.
I don't believe we have to use big words, great flowery descriptions, fancy dialog etc. to write to the soul. Simple and clean seems to work the best. Some of Robert Frost's poems are written with simple words, but they strike deep into the soul. Another favorite poet, Shel Silverstein uses simple words so well that he tickles the funny bone of adults and children alike. Consider Dr. Suess, now that is writing soul to soul.