What is the main objective for writers to achieve? What is their main goal they strive for everyday?
Is it to procrastinate away as much time as they can manage? Is it spending all their time marketing and answering emails? No. It shouldn't be.
Although these two things are issues many writers can identify with, they won't achieve their goal if this is how they spend all their time.
The main question every writer should have at the forefront of their mind is this: 'How can I affect my readers in the most powerful way?'
And the answer is: 'Through choosing the most accurate words to describe what I'm saying.'
We all know the power of words in everyday life. They make the difference between life and death. Picture a hospital intensive care unit with two doctors discussing the correct use of drugs for their patient. If one doctor makes an error in their prescription and the other doctor doesn't pick up on it then their patient may die, all because incorrect words were spoken or written.
Words make powerful contracts. Words make wedding vows, and that is a contract recognised in law. Two people promise to make the ultimate commitment to one another until death do them part.
Language is the subject which makes the world turn around. Without it no one could function. Communication goes beyond the subject of words as that also includes body language, but without words we would be lost for the majority of time. Sometimes quite literally as directions wouldn't exist.
But as writers we should keep this point with us at all times. Words are our playground. We can use them however we choose. Whether it's to make someone feel loved or deliberately hurt them, we can achieve both these things by the power of words.
Why don't you make it your new goal to learn a new word everyday? Just one little word every twenty four hours can soon add up to a lot.
Here are some great words I have found in the last couple of years: