The advantage of letting people in through writing.
Connection is a scarce resource.
New ways of connecting like social media, the Twitters and Facebooks of the world simulate connection without delivering.
It’s time to return to what worked in the past, writing.
The opportunity for deep connection is slipping away. Reading is the only way to get that back.
Connecting with your reader is the purpose of publishing writing.
Connection is the purpose of a human life.
It’s the innate spark that has driven everything good we’ve ever done. Writing, scientific discovery, and cooperation are manifestations of that desire.
Being alone is one of the most painful things we can experience.
As writers, we’re in a unique position to fill that need of connection.
Being vulnerable is how you make that happen.
Connection requires the strength to be vulnerable — letting people into your life with the possibility of getting hurt.
That’s one of the things a writer must overcome to connect with readers.
The process goes something like this.
The people reading your work feel close to you.
Readers open their heart and soul to you, because you have already done the same.
Then your message gets across to be interrogated and verified.
If the message pans out, the reader interrogates their life with it.
We’re wired to seek out connection.
Being vulnerable is how you get there.