How do you answer the question: what is the goal of writing?
Why Do We Write?
How many times have you been asked why you became a writer? How many times have you been proud of the answer you’ve given? If you don’t know your goal of writing, that’s okay! Part of the process is exploration and figuring out what you want to say. Each writer is different, as is each project, so you will never get the same answer twice.
I’d like to share with you the reason why I wrote the books I’ve published or will publish. Maybe you will be inspired to do the same in your own way!
Strength From Within
My debut novel, my precious baby. This book is a collection of short stories with themes around mental illness, relationships, societal pressures, and more. I wrote this book because I wanted to share my opinions on various topics. I wanted to show people that it’s okay to have flaws and give them a place to connect with the characters on an emotional level. Mental illness especially has such a stigma that so many people still don’t understand what it is or how to treat it. I’m not an expert on the topic, but I can share my views on the subject and encourage others to educate themselves. I want to inspire people to not feel afraid of who they are.
Discovering Your Worth: Happiness Through Confidence
This is my 2020 release. A self-improvement book with 31 interviews surrounding themes of accepting yourself, courage, attitude, appearance, and self-love. There is far too much negativity in the world and I think it’s important to celebrate each other more. Lift each other up and focus on every success rather than ever failure. I want to encourage people to fight every day to live positively. To focus on what you can control and live your happiest life possible while encouraging others to do the same.
The Wrong Dead Body
A tentative title for a work in progress thriller novel. Aside from writing heavy topics in contemporary fiction or self-improvement books, I love a good fiction novel! Of course, I am all about spreading positivity and encouraging people to be themselves, but when I’m working on a thriller novel, the goal isn’t necessarily to inspire others to live their best life. My current WIP is about a woman who finds a dead body in her home. She has to prove she’s innocent and figure out the truth, meeting new people along the way and uncovering secrets. Does that mean I want to inspire people to join the life of crime? NO!
Sometimes writing is just about entertainment and challenging readers to solve the mystery alongside you. I’m writing this book because it’s a book that I would want to read myself. I want to challenge my own writing skills and share my creativity. I want people to enjoy the experience and forget about the stresses of their life for a while.
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