I’m reading several books as research for my current work in progress, Getting Through What You Can’t Get Over. And as I review my own stories of surviving great adversity, as well as those of others, I see a pattern evolving. And it’s not new. According to historical documents, this pattern has existed for millennia, stemming back to the first birth of man. What is it?
“Our need to understand the why behind the what.”
As writers, this is a gift we give the world. We study, we ponder, we interview, we unearth secrets, we share our own. But through it all, we help mankind discover and understand the why behind the what through the words we write.
We share insights. We help hurting people know they are not alone in their sorrow. We laugh with those who need fresh joy. We teach what we learn. We offer new perspectives, hope, encouragement, and peace.
These are gifts few people can offer the world, but we as writers can. And this is what we are called to do — to go out into all the world, helping others find what they truly need.
The gift every writer gives the world is the offering of a piece of themselves. Authentically. Honestly. Vulnerably. Making a difference with every stroke of a pen or key. Exposing the why behind the what of every sentence we use to speak.
Anita Fresh Faith
What is the why behind what you are writing?
Anita Agers-Brooks is a Business and Inspirational Coach, national speaker, Communications Specialist, Certified Personality Trainer, Productivity Expert, and Certified Training Facilitator. Anita is also the author of, First Hired, Last Fired — How to Become Irreplaceable in Any Job Market. Her new book, Getting Through What You Can’t Get Over, releases through Barbour Publishing in April, 2015.
She’s a partner in The Zenith Zone, a business coaching firm. Member of the Christian Writer’s Guild, Toastmasters, and a client of WordServe Literary Group. A graduate of CLASSeminars for Leaders, Speakers, and Authors, a co-founder of The StoryWriting Studio, and speaker on circuit for Stonecroft International Ministries.
Anita co-hosts a weekly podcast, Engaging Life and Leadership with Darren Dake, available on iTunes, Stitcher, and other podcast platforms.
Anita is passionate about business with integrity, healthy relationships, and issues of identity. She travels the country teaching others from her personal experiences and research. She believes it’s never too late for a fresh start with fresh faith.
Her favorite pastime is lounging by a river or lake in Missouri, laughing with her husband of thirty years, Ricky.