Let’s be honest here, not everyone writes books that speak to the person hidden on the inside. You know, the person that you know is really in there, a side of you that the world may never get to see. Many people write what is popular (e.g. vampires, zombies, long-lost-love stories) but there are still plenty of writers out there who remain true to themselves. Some of them write fantasy, self-help, motivational, or inspirational books. These writers want to tell a story, explore alternate scenarios, or just share information that they’ve learned over the years.
These are all great reasons to write books! Regardless of who you are, there is someone out there who needs to read your words. It may not be a large group of people, but writing influences everyone who can read. Unfortunately, there are still places on this planet where illiteracy is common, but learning to read can help transform their lives. Not only is the power to read life-changing, but so are the words that they read once they can.
The words that you write, and the books that you publish are instrumental to reaching people you never knew existed. Maybe your memoir will show someone that overwhelming obstacles can be overcome. Maybe your book can encourage someone to change their mindset to reach their goals. Maybe your novel can encourage someone to take a leap of faith, or simply travel to a world they’ve never been to.
By writing work that is important to you, it will ultimately be important and helpful to someone else. By writing meaningful articles, plays, stories, and scripts, you have the power to change the way someone sees the world (and hopefully for the better).
If you write a book that speaks to your soul, it’s likely that your soul wasn’t the only one touched by it. Somewhere, someone is looking up to you, and you have the power to make a positive difference in someone’s life.
Are you up for the challenge?