Last week I used the “gremlin” idea–or inner critic–from Create Your Writer’s Life by Cynthia Morris. This week I want to look at another idea she brings up–discovering your writing purpose and living it out.
I’ve always been a big believer in the fact that each of us has stories to tell that only we can tell. We have a unique set of experiences and perspectives that we bring to our stories and this has helped support and guide me in my writing.
But Cynthia couched it in these terms: “…discover your unique offering and…write it and…share it as you see fit.”
My unique offering. Wow. That has a different feel than just writing the stories only I can write.
What is our unique offering? How do we discover it?
Here are some questions I asked to get an answer:
- What makes me different than other writers as a person?
- What is different about my writing style?
- What is important to me in my life? How is that showing up in my stories?
I’m sure there are a lot of other questions we can ask, but I felt these three got me on a solid path. I hope these questions help you discover your purpose, your unique offering.
If you have other questions, please share them!