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Sharing Your Depth | Writing Your Heart Out #WYHO

I remember when I started writing, a friend who was supposed to have known me for over 25 years said, ‘I didn’t know you were so deep.’ My first reaction, and one that stayed with me for a long time, was ‘Isn’t it sad that you didn’t really know me?’  But now, I’ve come to realize that in person, I’m more of a listener than a talker. I reveal more of myself and my depth when I write.

It’s amazing how when you give yourself to writing from your heart, experiences flow from your subconscious into words and expressions you almost didn’t know existed within you. It seems as if you are being taken over by a Higher Power that you really have no control over. It’s scary and it’s wonderful at the same time.

Then you realize that as a writer, you have been processing experiences all these years – storing them as sights, sounds, tastes and smells. It is imperative that you go deep within yourself and bring out these memories. Share them. Let them resonate with someone else somewhere.

You are the sum total of everything you’ve ever seen, heard, eaten, smelled, been told, forgot—it’s all there. ~ Maya Angelou

Write because it’s something you have to do. It doesn’t matter if people like it or not. You write because it’s the path you are called to take. Your soul is calling you to share its depth with others.

Today I’m calling you share your depth, to write your heart out. This weekly feature will appear every Thursday here with a linky that will be open from Thursday to Sunday.

  1. I would encourage you to write a new post in which you free write.
  2. You’re also welcome to write on the prompts offered in this post and/or add links from your posts from the week.
  3. Visit and comment on at least two posts before yours.
  4. Use the hashtag #WYHO to share posts and you’re welcome to grab this badge too.


This week’s prompts:

  1.  Share one of your earliest childhood memories.
  2.  Use this sentence in your post : “I can’t take you doing that thing you do” (inspired by the lyrics of The Wonders’ song ‘That thing you do‘!)
  3. The most meaningful gift I gave/received.
  4. In his book I Can Read with My Eyes Shut, Dr Suess said “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more things that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Agree or disagree?


  1. richa singh richa singh December 18, 2015

    Now you know I am not much of a listener 😀 But I agree that writing brings out a certain side to you that verbal words or conversations can never. And it is critical that this happens else what charm will writing hold for any writer? No?

  2. payal agarwal payal agarwal December 18, 2015

    Beautiful post. I can very well relate to it. Nice prompts too.

  3. Omkar Omkar December 18, 2015

    Sharing your depth. Such a fitting title. Writing especially the free writing kind does bring to surface some deeper parts of us which we have subconsciously chosen to ignore over the years. And we must confront them at least for ourselves if not for others, as they often lead us to learning something about ourselves which was always there and we never knew it existed. A beautiful post. Have linked up.

  4. Vishal Bheeroo Vishal Bheeroo December 17, 2015

    You so right, Corinne. Words just flow to express our sentiments and writing is therapeutic.

  5. Laurie Oien Laurie Oien December 17, 2015

    I love this…I’m a more of listener than a talker, as well! When I discovered writing and created my blog, many friends and family didn’t know or understand this part of me. So, it’s been a journey for me to express myself this way. I did just post on my blog a childhood Christmas memory and it was fun reminiscing.
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  6. Cathy Chester Cathy Chester December 17, 2015

    As a writer I feel sort of trapped since my entire family is on FB and there’s a lot of baggage I’d like to write about. There are things I stay away from, deep wounds. I am in a tough spot, but that goes with the territory.

    Great post and ideas (as always) Corinne.

  7. Carol Cassara Carol Cassara December 17, 2015

    I used free writing all the time with my college students. It’s amazing what it can elicit if you write from your heart! Many writers aren’t very oral in their revelations but on the page? Another story.
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  8. melissa melissa December 28, 2012

    I think I might just do that 😉 Write from memories ~ I love the prospects… of Christmas memories 😀

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