Thursday, August 2, 2012

The Writer's Manifesto

Truthfully, I didn't expect to think much of another writer's "Manifesto" - even the title seemed a bit presumptuous to me.  (What other Manifesto are we aware of?  Do we want to be associated with The Communist Manifesto by Karl Marx?  No matter how well-known he is, I don't think we can yet go for a love match there.  Least not in the USA.)   So, I was knocked down.

I was knocked down by a wonderful poetic artistic style of how Jeff Goins, the author of The Writer's Manifesto, draped words across the page, colored and tinted his way in movements as soothing and uproarious as a symphony.  

Then he sang songs from my own heart.

These weren't just words and he didn't just knock this out,  he knocked it out of the ballpark.  

An incredible work.  

Every writer should read this.

Then come back and let me know how it changed YOUR life.  Or tell me now, what writers have affected your writing?   Share in the Comments.