Define “Purpose?”

recite-78xx4vToday’s Writing Quote Wednesday is also a question.  A question every writer should consider.

Words are beautiful, powerful little things.  That is what originally drew me to writing as a young child.  The fact that these little letters on the page can create images and stories and emotions.  I’ve met quite a few writers who are intrigued with language for this very reason, but if you think about it, the power in those words is held in the writer’s fingertips.  So what are you going to do with that power?

I’m not saying every single writer should try to save the world or be deep and poetic in everything they write or anything like that, but just think about your purpose.  What do you want to do?  Do you want to help small children fall in love with reading?  Do you want to make people laugh?  Do you want to create an imaginative escape for your readers?  Any of these and many many more are purposes writers take ownership of, and a writer’s purpose for writing can change.  Just think about what your goal is and work toward it.

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