I recently found I was losing the joy of writing. This post puts things back inot perspective.
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In December 2000, Mel Gibson and Helen Hunt starred in the movie What Women Want. Like many women, I appreciated the sensitivity displayed by Gibson’s character, Nick Marshall, when he finally connected with the female lead’s innermost desires. Reflecting on this chick flick, I think we writers share similar longings — in our relationships with readers.
For instance, most of the non-fiction writers I know want the following:
- To be heard. Non-fiction writers want to know readers are not only listening to what we are saying through the written word, but are finding our content valuable enough to actually apply to their lives.
- To be accepted and understood. Non-fiction writers want to gather readers who are unified in their search for answers, support, and encouragement.
- To be desired. Non-fiction writers want readers to want our books, our messages, and the unique way we express ourselves.
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