Writing is a solitary act. We scribble endlessly across a sheet of paper or assault keys with those pointy thing-a-ma-jiggers we call fingers. If you’re friends with a writer, you probably know the freakishly perfectionist tendencies they have and their stone cold dedication to their craft. Writers are mysterious creatures, as mystical as unicorns, yet as human as angels. With that being said, writers are complicated. Have you ever wanted to give something to a writer you know, but don’t know what to get them?
Writers write because they want the world to hear the song they sing in their heart. They want you to get a glimpse or even a breath of fresh air of the lands they walk through every day. Which is why writers work so painstakingly hard at perfecting their descriptions and wordplay. But what the hell does all this have to do with the title of this blog post?
The greatest gift you could ever give a writer is to share.
We want others to experience awesome new lands and befriend the amazing characters we have grown to love. We want others to read our blog posts or news columns in hopes that they can find value and pause in between sentences to crack a smile.
If you ever find yourself reading a delicious book, why not share it with your friends? Maybe they will find heaven between the pages the same way you did. Ever read a hilarious blog post? Email it or share it on social media for the world to see. Hell, even just acknowledging a writer and telling them they’re doing a great job and to keep going is more than enough.
Writing isn’t easy. Believe me, it’s not. It’s a craft riddled with self-doubt and we need as much support as we can get to defeat those overly critical demons. For a writer know that they wrote something that you thought was worth a share gives them enough fuel to keep on going.
So go forth and shout from a mountain top about the last good book you read. It’s the gift that keeps on giving. That way, you’ll always earn a special place in a writer’s heart.