“Writing isn’t about making money, getting famous, getting dates, getting laid, or making friends. In the end, it’s about enriching the lives of those who will read your work, and enriching your own life, as well.” ~ Stephen King
This is one insightful post from the great Stephen King. It brings to the spotlight the purpose or motive for writing. Writing should not be about being famous, making money and all of those other superficial things. Rather, it should be about enriching lives.
Yes we need to make money but it should not be the ultimate reason why we write.
Will it not be beautiful thing if someone wrote you a mail saying that your work pulled him or her out of depression or suicidal thoughts? That would be awesome. No amount of money can even remotely compare to that testimony. At least, that’s what we think.
Dear writer, write to enrich lives because the more lives you enrich, the more your life gets better for it. Never forget these powerful words from Stephen King as you go about your writing activities for the day or the week or the month or the year.