Sunday, December 11, 2016

Nina Amir Challenges Authors for 2017 and Beyond


Many of the subscribers and visitors to this blog can easily tell why I love today's guest post from one of Writer's Digests' star authors! This is a challenge, Authors!  Let's grab hold of it for 2017!

You Can Do More Than Write

By Nina Amir

Most writers just think about writing. I’d like to challenge you to do more than write. 
Write with a greater purpose—to make a positive and meaningful difference with your words. 
Author change.
The World Needs Authors of Change
The great mystic Bob Dylan wrote, “The times they are a changin’.”  Never has this statement been truer.
I’m not just talking about changes in the economic, political, ecological, or some other specific part of life. Nor am I focusing on the publishing world, though that changes all the time, too. And change is not happening more quickly only in the United States or in one country. 
Everything is changing all the time. Sometimes it just feels like it’s changing faster or in larger amounts.
That’s why the world needs authors of change—change agents who transform lives, communities, organizations, nations, and the world with their written works.
You Can Inspire Positive Change
The only thing we can predict is change. It’s a fact of life. But you, as a writer, can inspire positive change.
Some things change as if by a force of their own. And some change just happens. Still other changes are manufactured by mere mortals. 
Sometimes the change we desire doesn’t happen. We get stuck. Others get stuck or a situation gets stuck. Occasionally it seems everything around us gets stuck and just won’t change. (Psst. Change is still happening…but slowly.)
As a writer, you can inspire change. You can instigate change. You can make change happen. You can become a change agent.
How to Create Change With Your Words
Instead of looking at the stuckness around you or the things you don’t like that you wish would change and saying, “That’s interesting,” or “I don’t like that,” or even “I can’t change that,” make a difference. Get involved.  Create change. 
You can start movement with your words. You can fulfill a mission. All it takes is your ability to inspire the change you want to see in the world via your written work.
You can “author change” by writing anything that that inspires others to a new and different—and positive—action. For instance, you could write a transformational:
  • article
  • essay
  • op-ed piece
  • Blog post
  • printed book
  • ebook
  • Manifesto

Commit to paper in an authentic and convincing manner your: 
  • strong feelings
  • opinion
  • passion
  • purpose
  • mission
  • arguments

The you do, those who read your work will get involved in your cause.
What are cause do you feel strongly about? Animal or women’s rights? Going green? The recent election? Saving racehorses from slaughter? Obesity? 
Start writing about it. Become a change agent.
Do something more than just write. Author change.
To learn more about how to author change, click here.

MORE ABOUT TODAY'S GUEST BLOGGER
Nina Amir is an Amazon bestselling author of such books as How to Blog a Book, The Author Training Manual and Creative Visualization for Writers. She is known as the Inspiration to Creation Coach because she helps writers, bloggers and other creative people combine their passion and purpose so they move from idea to inspired action and Achieve More Inspired Results. They then can positively and meaningfully impact the world—with their words or other creations.
Nina is a hybrid author who has self-published 20 books and had as many as 11 books on Amazon Top 100 lists and six on the same bestseller list (Authorship) at the same time.
As an Author Coach, Nina supports writers on the journey to successful authorship. Some of her clients have sold 300,000+ copies of their books, landed deals with major publishing houses and created thriving businesses around their books. She is the creator of a proprietary Author Training curriculum for writers and other coaches, and offers Book Coaching and editing to nonfiction writers.
Nina is an international speaker and award-winning journalist and blogger as well as the founder of National Nonfiction Writing Month and the Nonfiction Writers’ University. 
She also is one of 300 elite Certified High Performance Coaches working around the world and she specializes in helping writers increase their clarity, courage, energy, influence, and productivity.
It is her mission to help create 1,000 authors of change by the year 2021.

For more information, visit www.ninaamir.com

MORE ABOUT THE BLOGGER

Carolyn Howard-Johnson, author of This Is the Place; Harkening: A Collection of Stories Remembered; Tracings, a chapbook of poetry; and how to books for writers including the award-winning second edition of, The Frugal Book Promoter: How to get nearly free publicity on your own or by partnering with your publisher; The multi award-winning second edition of The Frugal Editor; and Great Little Last Minute Editing Tips for Writers . The Great First Impression Book Proposal is her newest booklet for writers. She has three FRUGAL books for retailers including A Retailer’s Guide to Frugal In-Store Promotions: How To Increase Profits and Spit in the Eyes of Economic Downturns with Thrifty Events and Sales Techniques. Some of her other blogs are TheNewBookReview.blogspot.com, a blog where authors can recycle their favorite reviews. She also blogs at all things editing, grammar, formatting and more at The Frugal, Smart and Tuned-In Editor .

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