Welcome to Day 16 in our community jaunt through The Joy of Writing Journal: Spark Your Creativity in 8 Minutes a Day.
One activity I assign to all aspiring authors at the beginning of a project is to create a vision statement that you can read to inspire you, create momentum and also help you make decisions about your book (or other writing) that align with that vision and will help it come into fruition. One of the three major aspects of that vision is what your writing will do for your readers.
Here in our journals, of course, the reader is you! But do you write other stuff (or dream of it)? What would you love to hear your dream reader say about your work and how it impacts them?
Today’s prompt invites you to imagine someone reading some of your work (not your journal but an article, story, poem, book, etc.) and what it does for them. What might they say about it?
Here are excerpts from my journal:
From an imagined aspiring writer: “Lisa, I’ve always been intimidated about journaling and writing. The Joy of Writing Journal made writing so easy and fun. I even wrote a poem. And yesterday I wrote my author’s statement. It was so much fun. I feel empowered and surprised.” – Imaginary Reader 1
From an imagined therapist/blogger , “I’ve stuck to pretty focused, no-nonsense writing in the past. The Joy of Writing Journal taught me to experiment, take risks on the page, expand my horizons, to play and have fun. Thank you.” – Imaginary Reader 2
And then this: “Lisa Tener’s Joy of Writing Journal is such fun and an empowering romp for journalers and lovers of the written word. We’re doing a special series with the journal at Reese’s Book Club if you want to journal along in community. Join us on Writing Wednesdays for an 8 minute romp through creative process.” – Reese Whitherspoon (in my mind)
Your Turn to Share
What do you imagine your readers saying after you publish or share some creative project?
If you’ve never shared a comment on this blog before, this is your chance to share a little something—a phrase or even a word from your imagined reader. We want to hear your voice! Sharing even a word can empower you to feel:
a) a sense of belonging
b) more confident
Your Muse will thank you for it!