A Wordplayer’s Manifesto

To make the most of our lives as writers, we must understand the core principles and defining moments of being an author. We must boldly claim our goals, and we must remember, refine, and renew our commitments every day. To help us keep our sights set high, we need to declare ourselves to ourselves, as well as the rest of the world.

To that end, today I’d like to share “A Wordplayer’s Manifesto.”

Click on the image for a larger view. Right click to save. Feel free to save it to your desktop, print it out, share on your own website—whatever you need to do to declare yourself a writer of words!

Tell me your opinion: Do you have a writing manifesto?

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K.M. Weiland lives in make-believe worlds, talks to imaginary friends, and survives primarily on chocolate truffles and espresso. She is the IPPY and NIEA Award-winning and internationally published author of the Amazon bestsellers Outlining Your Novel and Structuring Your Novel. She writes historical and speculative fiction from her home in western Nebraska and mentors authors on her award-winning website.

Comments

  1. Great resource! I’ve printed a copy for my own desk (may even try to find a nice frame for it “a 5×7?”) and I’m blogging a link to this page so my readers can download a copy at your site. Thanks for this inspirational resource!

  2. Thanks so much for sharing! A framed desk photo, huh? That makes me grin. 😉

  3. Hrvoje Bulat says:

    K.M. – you rock!!! 🙂

    Great poster!

    I saved it, and I’ll print it to have it near me.

    Keep up being a God’s given child and author.

    Thank you for your inspiration!

  4. This is so great. You have articulated everything I need to tell myself in order to succeed, everything I feel when I am in tune with my writerly self. Thank-you!

  5. Dawna DeArman says:

    Ms Weiland, I just discovered you today and I have purchased a set of books as well as downloaded one or two of your free books and plan to spend the evening learning from you. It has been a real struggle trying to find just the right book for me, because I have some stroke damage and writing my books has been a lesson I keep forgetting! lol I must relearn everything constantly and I am finding your efforts an amazing help.

    The way my brain doesn’t work anymore, I figure I will be spending a lot of time in your books and watching your podcast!

    Thank you so very much!

  6. I am new to this list. Thank you for the manifesto. I will share it with my writers group next month.

    Thank you also for the free downloads. I appreciate them.

  7. Thank you very much for the manifesto and all the freebies!

    I bought the Kindle version of creating Character Arcs today.

    Peace!

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