Jessica Strawser, for her regular article “There Are No Rules”, does a fine job of giving just five reasons why a love of reading, writing, and words is important to share. When you told one of your friends or family members that you were thinking of pursuing writing for the first time, how did they react? Did they support you, give you advice, tell you you would never make it? Each one of those responses does something to the established and potential writer–it motivates him or her. It motivates to stop action or bring it on full-force.
In sharing the brief story of a mother and her daughter taking part in NaNoWriMo together, Strawser brings to the surface how important sharing your love of language is with those around you–even if all they’ve got to respond with is negativity.
Read the article in its entirety by clicking the link below and enjoy an excerpt on what sharing this love of storytelling can mean to society as a whole.
As a writer, you need an audience. As an aspiring writer, you’ll need future readers. People tell us everyday that the reading public is shrinking. Why not do your part to combat that? As bestseller Brad Meltzer is fond of saying: Ordinary people change the world.