It’s a simple question–but isn’t it the most complicated?
For me, writing comes easy. I have plenty of passion and lots of ideas within it. It’s the message that gets me. What are my words trying to convey?
When I write a book or blog post–what’s the point?
When I first began writing, I knew my purpose was to share the truth of God’s Word through the pages of my own. The world is desperate to hear it, and so I assumed I’d have plenty of opportunity to reach an audience and change the world.
However, without targeting a specific reader or aiming to fulfill one need, my writing became only a journal of random thoughts and passionate plans.
A Writer’s Manifesto
For any writer, building a platform begins with an idea. The idea must be broad enough to reach an audience, yet specific enough to keep them coming back.
That’s when I decided to write my own manifesto. I realized the truth of my writing habits through the process, discovered my writing niche, and found the courage to step from the dream and follow the plan.
So what are your intentions?
Are you ready to build your platform and extend your reach to change the world?
A Writer’s Manifesto in 250 Words or Less
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Set aside time to prayerfully consider the goal of your message.
Who is the reader you are trying to reach?
How will your message make a difference?
How are your words different from the words of everyone else?
Then, in 250 words or less, write your own manifesto. Display them above your desk or wherever you write. Rehearse the words often. Your manifesto will help you focus, keep you inspired, and give you the courage to face the fears of your blank page.
Need an example? Check out my writer’s manifesto: Written Reality Manifesto
Are you ready to take the challenge?
Write your manifesto and then share it with us in the comments section of this page.