Being negative sucks. Face it, when we put our Negative Nancy hats on we suck the life out of… well, life.
So, instead of talking about things that suck, let’s talk about stuff that doesn’t suck, like things writers do.
It’s a blessing that we can pick up a pen or clack away at a keyboard to create stories that reach out to the world and give up a piece of our souls. The second we forget that is the second we turn away from our craft and marginalize our impact. Let us never forget what our writing has the ability to do.
Writers Make People Smile
Writing gives us super powers. Don’t laugh, it’s true. With ink and words we have the ability to affect emotion and make people smile.
Think about it. Have you ever been in a group, spouted a quippy one-liner and made the gathered lucky giggle with glee? Pretty great feeling, right?
Writers Make People Happy
Don’t you love it when you give someone a truly meaningful gift and they glow with joyful happiness?
Writing one-ups that feeling and then some. We have the power to plant the seed, water it and watch it grow. What could be better?
What’s The Point of Writing?
It’s easy to get distracted. We start thinking about grammar, word count and net profits. We should really be thinking about the effect our works have on readers. You can make a reader happy by penning a mighty mystery, rolling out a steamy romance or hacking out a bloody horror show. Different strokes for different folks.
Here’s your formula:
Make yourself happy. Write what you love.
Make others happy. Writer what they love.
Why do you write?
For the next fifteen minutes, write something that you think will make people happy.
Post your practice in the comments section below and please provide feedback for your peers.