To All The Young Writers


April 10, 2017



i came into this post 
without 

real plan 

i think that much is obvious by now 

but it's national
encourage a 
young writer 
day 

and i knew i needed to tell you 

that you've got this 

yeah, you - with the ink on your fingers 
and probably your face, too
if you're anything like 
me

you've got this 

the words 
inside of you 
mean 
something 
 
whether or not you think that at this moment 

i don't know what you've got going on in your writer-ly life 
right now 
and 
how could i? 

but i do know that God gave you words, and that gives your words a meaning

writer, don't give up 
don't give up 
don't give up 
don't give up 

please don't give up

i know it's hard, and i know 
it hurts sometimes 
because i'm a writer, too 
so i get it 

well, not all of it 

i know you're different than i am 
we all are
so i can't fully understand - but I know that we all 
have words

words that are needed - so don't give up 

writer, don't give up 
your words have a purpose 
your words are needed 
i promise you that this is going to be worth it in the end

writer, don't give up 

we're going to make it

~ Savannah Grace 
 
   We're going to make it
 

61 comments :

  1. Yes, we all are going to make it. All we need to do is keep pushing towards our goals, and trust what God wants us to do. Follow God's calling-that's the only way to succeed in life.
    I love what you wrote, Savannah! :)

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    1. "Follow God's calling-that's the only way to succeed in life." Definitely true, that ;). I'm glad you enjoyed this, LHE. <3

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  2. This was really encouraging. So your plan worked. :D

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    1. *congratulates self* Glad I could be encouraging! :D

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  3. OH SHEESH I JUST... *huggles this post* I JUST CAN'T EVEN GIRL.
    I was totally not reading this over your shoulder before you posted it going 'Woahhhh where did this epicness even come from..." Totally not. xD
    Love ya, girl!
    -Ariel

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    1. I KINDA figured that you were sneaking a look, seeing as you were sitting next to me while I wrote this ;). Thank you, sister!

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  4. Love this!!!! I love your posts without a plan...lol. They SO speak to my heart!!!!

    - Lilly Shyree (alillyingodsgarden.blogspot.com)

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  5. Thank you, thank you, thank you. I needed this!

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    1. Thank YOU for your sweet comment, Abigail ;).

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  6. This is so beautiful, Savannah! I know you probably meant this for people who are actually like, writing stories, but I couldn't help reading these words as if they were written for song writers as well. :-) Seriously girl, this is amazing, and so inspiring! THANK YOU for posting this!

    ~Skylar

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    1. Well, both song writers and story writers do their best to put emotion in their words and make it sound as beautiful as it can ;). So we do have some things in common! :D So glad this inspired you. <3

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  7. Thank you for this, Savannah. :) So helpful.
    thefloridsword.blogspot.com

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  8. SISTER.
    HOW
    DO
    YOU
    DO
    IT. ??????????????????!!!!!!!!!!!
    Girl, YOU ARE INSPIRING.I think God wanted you to be inspired by that, too. You have an amazing talent, and HOW CAN YOU BE SO GOOOOOOODDDDDDDDDDDD AT THIS WRITING STUFF??????? I know that when ever you get published, your books are going to sell FAST.
    I think, even though this was supposed to be for writers- I think it can be for anyone who is striving to follow their dreams.
    Jaidyn Elise

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    1. Thanks, Jaidyn! I wasn't sure what I was going to post today, but I knew that I had to write up something, and I think this sufficed ;). I'm glad you enjoyed this! <3

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  9. Thank you so much for this, Savannah.
    I've been seriously doubting myself as a writer for some time, and this was just what I needed. <3

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    1. *hugs* I'm so glad that this encouraged you, May! The gift of words was given to you for a reason ;).

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  10. Wow, that is awesome!! You write really good poetry! This was really encouraging today, thank you!
    -Mikayla-

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    1. Thank you, Mikayla! (and you're epic at poetry, yourself ;))

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  11. Lets hope!!!!! JK
    Great post!!!! :-)

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  12. Ahh this is awesome! As a young writer myself, this is beautiful. :D

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  13. GIIIIIIRL. YOUR WORDS. SO MUCH GORGEOUS. And woooow. This is SUCH a timely post, because I've been having these EXACT SAME THOUGHTS running through my brain for the last few days! I just keep thinking how hard the writing life is, and how easy it is to just give up. But it's so, SO worth it to keep on. No matter where you are in your writing life--published, not published, new to writing, been writing forever--it doesn't matter. It just matters that we KEEP ON. God gave us each this passion for a reason, and as long as we continue to pursue it, He'll put us exactly where we need to be.

    AAAAAHHHHHHH!!!!!!!! THANK YOU FOR THIS! I had no idea it was encourage a young writer day, but you accomplished it ten times over! This was JUST the encouragement I needed. Thank you for being such a blessing, Savannah! *hugs*

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    1. CHRISTINE. I CAN'T. Oh, gracious - I don't even know what to do with your niceness! But thank you SO MUCH, friend <3 <3 <3. I'm incredibly happy that this was encouraging - and THANK YOU for your comment, because it encouraged ME :D. You're the sweetest, Lauri *all the hugs*. <3 <3

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  14. Can't wait to see us on the side of making it and succeeding. xD

    xoxo Abigail Lennah

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    1. And then we'll all celebrate together xD.

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  15. This is so encouraging! Thank you!!
    -Gray Marie
    graymariewrites.blogspot.com

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  16. YES. THIS IS EPIC, SAVANNAH. THANK YOU <3

    audrey caylin

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    1. YOU ARE EPIC, THANK YOU SO MUCH. <3 <3

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  17. Ahh this is beautiful and so nice!! It's the best thing to tell writers not to give up. NOT EVER. Writing isn't easy but it's worth it and it gets better the more we do it. <3

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    1. THANK YOU, Cait-Queen! And yes, writing is almost never easy, but always always worth it. I can't wait to see you get published someday <3.

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  18. Aw, great poem! I've been sort of cringeing at my current story because the main reason a character hates another character is SO weak and it's the main conflict, so I have to strengthen it, but I have no idea how. o.O
    Siiiiiiighhhhh...
    Anyway, great post again! :D
    -Emma-

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    1. Thank you, Emma! And if you're willing to tell me a little more about your character problem, I might be able to help ;).
      Thank you for reading! <3

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  19. YOU CAN'T EVEN BELIEVE HOW ENCOURAGING THIS IS. <3
    Thank you Savannah, for posting this. I really needed it right now. :)

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    1. AND YOU CAN'T BELIEVE HOW ENCOURAGING YOUR COMMENT WAS *all the hugs*. You're so welcome, I'm glad you enjoyed this ;).

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  20. This post is so sweet. It's always important for writers to remember to encourage each other.

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  21. I found you from Tessa Emily Hall's blog, Christ is Write, and I'm glad I did! This is beautiful, and so encouraging! Thank you for sharing!

    ~ Caitlin @ Quills & Coffee
    www.caitlinlambert.com

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    1. And I'm happy to have you here, Caitlin! Thank YOU for commenting ;).

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  22. YES, THANK YOU. THANK YOU IS ALL THAT IS NEEDED.
    SERIOUSLY.
    THAT'S IT.
    Jaidyn Elise

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  23. Okay, so I know I was really late to replying to comments on this post (my apologizes! Camp NaNo is taking up a lot of my time), but all of your comments MADE MY DAY. Thank you all so much, you're the best <3 <3 <3.

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  24. AWWWWWWW, SISTER!!!!!! Don't you dare make me cry!! * all the hugs* !!!! <33333333333,
    Jaidyn Elise
    <3 U!

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  25. ASDJSLSLDHAL HOW DID I JUST NOW SEE THIS?! Oh my stars...SAVANNAH. You words are too beautiful and epic for me to describe. <333

    Just...thank you so much for this. Not gonna lie, this month has been SO tough in terms of writing. Things finally started working out on Friday--I had my FIRST day where I actually loved my story. I finally fell in love with it. That doesn't there won't be the plot holes, inconsistencies, repetitive descriptions, and rambling plot--but I love it for all its flaws anyway. Still, it's hard to keep writing. I just have to remember that I'm writing for Someone greater than my inadequacies.

    THANK YOU AGAIN, SAV! This post really touched my heart. You are the best, okay? (And KEEP WRITING. I want to read Killing Snow pleaseeeee.)

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  26. Ahhh this is beautiful. YOU are beautiful <3

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  27. Wow! This is so beautiful and so inspiring :) Thank you for sharing <3

    Amy @ A Magical World Of Words

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