Today, I thought I’d want to share something different. I’ve read wonderful things about creating a writer’s manifesto, and having read other people’s manifestos, I wanted to give it a go. It was very liberating to get the words down on paper; to express why I do what I do in the way I best know how.
I hope this manifesto will inspire you like it inspires me. I hope you connect with my thoughts and share your own writer’s manifesto with all of us – recognising why you write will breathe new life into the process. I can guarantee it.
So here it is: the Infinitely Obscure writer’s manifesto.
The Infinitely Obscure writer’s manifesto.
Every word we write matters. We write to make a difference, so we approach every word with love and respect. We wish our words have effect, so we consider their consequences.
We write wildly. Our minds are full of infinite possibility, and we must write to capture the wonder. We run into oceans and sing into the wind, because we are so ecstatic to be alive. We write that passion and vivacity into everything – every syllable, every word, every sentence, every story.
We see that difference unites us. We approach the world with curiosity, and breathe wondrous diversity into our work. We write with the voices that should not go unheard.
We fight loneliness in ourselves and in others. We create community, because we do not see the struggling artist in ourselves. We believe that protecting and embracing our health and happiness leads to a healthy and happy writing life.
We know that our writing changes the world. We love the world and are committed to making it better.
We write the world more beautiful.
If you would like to pin or download this manifesto, here it is in one graphic:
I’d love to know: What inspires you to write? Do you connect with this manifesto? If you write your own, do share it with us!
Now go write the world more beautiful, you awesome little human!