I will write because the art of writing grants my heart freedom.
I will write only my heart’s words because anything else enslaves my voice.
I will write dangerously. Daring to reopen wounds and knowing that the flow of words from pain is healing.
I will look to others for inspiration, but never for comparisons. I am unique.
I will write when I am inspired to. I will write when I am not. I will write, period.
I will write in confidence and never for subscriptions or followers.
I will never be content with “good enough,” but strive to be my best.
I am commanded to use my gift of words to inspire, encourage and share hope.
If I write for any other reason than I am being untrue to my calling.
I am here to create.
I am here to dream.
I am here to believe in myself.
I am here to love my life and honor that gift.
I am here to make my mark.
I am here to make it count.
I am here to write.
During Blissdom we had the honor of workshops led by so many talents. One of my personal favorites was Jeff Goins. A local writer with a heart for the very core of writing. Writing because you love it, not for any other reason (although being published wouldn’t be all bad!)
After checking out his website, I downloaded the free e-book “The Writer’s Manifesto.” He encourages the reader to write their own. Above was my take from it.