What’s Your Reason for Writing?

Why do you write?

This question is taken differently by writers the world over.

Some see it as a challenge to their writers’ ego while some others see it as a call to recollect and get organised.

Take a moment and ask yourself this question.

“Why do I write?”

Your answer to this question matters a lot to the development of your craft.

But generally why do writers write?

Writing as a craft is a means of expressing a message using written words.

But what message is your writing passing across?

Some people are solely interested in wowing their audience so they use big words and huge grammar or they write to entertain their audience.

They think they will pass their message with the best efficiency when they bend to their audience’s appeal.

But this doesn’t always end up well. If their ego gets bruised they get caught away from the craft.

However, there is another way to approaching it.

A way ahead.

What is this way ahead? You might ask.

Write to express and not to impress!
Internationally well known author, Jeff Goins says this better:

“Of course, there is a great irony to all of this. As we disabuse ourselves of the desire to entertain, we writers discover something. That this fasting from acclaim liberates us to create remarkable works of art.”

This says it all!

To be the best writer you are, you need to pass your message in a normal way not trying to impress that is just being fake and real writers are true to themselves, never fake!

Flee from this when you write in your writing pursue passing your message with expression and not impression!

Activity

Pick up a piece you wrote some time ago and rewrite it in clearer words expressing the message clearly and tell us how it feels via the comments box below.

About Amos Gideon Buba

Amos Gideon Buba is a writer, public speaker and entrepreneur who believes everyone can make a difference by getting their voices heard beyond the noise of the world.
Friendly and unpretentious, to him words are the best tools for instigating and actualising societal change.
Aside his books and pen, Gideon loves traveling and meeting new people.


Also published on Medium.

2 thoughts on “What’s Your Reason for Writing?

    • Amos Gideon Buba March 13, 2018 / 1:28 pm

      Thank you very much Parminder for dropping by and leaving a comment.

      Indeed writing is a transformational craft. It opens you up to a whole new dimension of your life.

      I enjoyed reading your post.

      Keep writing and drop by more often.

      Yours
      Gideon

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