My friend, The Dharma Frog, recently said,"Think like a frog of action, act like a frog of thought." When The Dharma Frog gives me advive, I listen...I've found that he is never wrong. I tried to apply his wisdom to my writing and, of course, his message fit perfectly. I think of a new storyline but before I put it down on paper, I need to think about it first. Does it make sense? Is there a logical conclusion? Does the message actually convey what I want to say? to get the answers, it's wise to make an outline. It doesn't have to be anything fancy, but just the story/plot/message is some order that will make sense to the reader; a beginning, middle, and end. If you can't do that, the story isn't worth telling. So, I'm thinking about an action, but before I "act" on it, I think about about it and make sure it's right. This same logic can be applied to talking. How many times have you said something, then immediately (or soon thereafter) regretted having said it? We've all experienced that many times. The message, then, is this: think before you write. Think before you speak. And definitely think before you act on any impulse that you may later regret! Once again, The Dharma Frog's message rings true.
Land of Lily Pad's first published author. I enjoy writing fun and educational books for kids. My blog is for you parents; the kiddos might like some of them, too. As always, everything I write is family-friendly, so don't hesitate to share my messages with everyone. I hope you find them helpful and maybe even inspirational. Cheers!