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A Writers Manifesto

I, am a writer, and this, is my manifesto. 

I write to explore and I publish to share.

I write to develop an intimate relationship with my mind, to make sense of that which doesn’t, and to explore the intangible in a tangible form.

Writing creates a conduit, a channel that guides and gives focus to an otherwise chaotic spillway of thoughts. I seek to understand, but to understand I must first learn. To learn, I must first listen. To listen, I must first empty.

A mind which is not empty has no room to listen.

I respect the power of language because I am a craftsman of words. I build cathedrals of letters and paint cities with vibrations.

I am always striving to improve my craft. I treat it with care, because my craft holds magic. I do not rush, because here, there be dragons.

I honor those who have come before me, but I recognize that we all drink from the same potent river of timeless wisdom, a place from which all writers quote.

I publish to share my creations, to give life to the lifeless and wings to the wingless. I release only the most flightworthy of work because I take pride in fine craftsmanship.

I know that my perspective adds value to the life of my reader. I know that others read with anticipation because, as I’ve learned firsthand, finding someone who sees the world through our eyes gives validation to our very existence.

I share my work to set it free and to amplify its potential to change the world.

I, am a craftsman of words, and this, is my manifesto.

I write to explore and to understand the intangible. 

I publish to share and inspire freedom.

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    • Thank you, Manuel! I’m glad you enjoyed the audio version. 🙂 I’m playing with idea of doing an audio version for all my future essays, or at the very least all of my future Journal entries.

      I personally love hearing authors reading their own work (through audio books, etc.), so I thought it would be cool to experiment with doing the same here. I wish more blogs had audio versions of their authors reading their own work; I feel that it really adds richness and personal connection to the writing.

  1. I have heard much about your site but it wasn’t until a link to this appeared on my twitter feed, that I finally visited. A very powerful and enjoyable post it was. It inspires me to take my post more seriously then I currently do. Thank you.

    • You’re most welcome, Brian! I’m so happy you enjoyed this. 🙂

      I feel like the universe gave me inspiration to write this manifesto so that I’d have a reminder for how much I enjoy taking my writing seriously.

    • There are so many times when I’ve come to certain conclusions, even written certain words, only to discover later in some well-known book that someone else had come to the same conclusion or written the same words. I’m convinced that there’s a place from which all writers quote, from which all inspiration comes. When we tap into that area, we discover universal truths and speak with the language of nature itself. 🙂

  2. That is wonderful! I love the manifesto, but I also really appreciate your reading of it. I love audiobooks and end up doing more reading that way than in print. Hearing words written — especially by their author, in a case that’s so personal, as this is — can be so powerful. A very different experience from reading those same words on a page or screen. Thank you 🙂

    • Thank you, Erin! I’m so happy you enjoyed the audio version. 🙂 As I mentioned to Manuel above, I really enjoy hearing authors read their own work, so I thought it might be fun to try that with my online writing.

  3. Wow, this is absolutely beautiful. “…finding someone who sees the world through our eyes gives validation to our very existence.” Yesyesyes.

    Thank you 🙂

  4. It took me a lot of time to realize the first few paras about thoughts and writing. It’s so true. The way you put it here, made my understanding clearer. Good post.

  5. I am a grade 12 student, and I was searching for a writer’s manifesto, as it is part of one of my assignments to write one myself. I stumbled across this, and I couldn’t possibly be any more impressed. This is beautiful, Raam, and very inspirational as a young writer. Well done!

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