As a blogger and writer, I spend most of my days thinking about stories and how to make them meaningful for the audience. It's hard sometimes to know what will inspire, motivate and challenge readers to take action and support a particular cause or way of thinking. Coming from a sales background, I am persuasive by nature, but telling a story is more than persuasion or strong arm tactics, it's connecting with readers in a way that touches their hearts. The people that I am writing about whether a nurse, patient, colleague or government official, all have a story that will touch at least one other person. This quote by Natalie Goldberg sums up the purpose of writing:
"We have lived. Our moments are important. This is what it is to be a writer: to be the carrier of details that make up history."
Natalie Goldberg: Writing Down the Bones
Another wish list book that I came across today is Tell to Win by Peter Guber. I downloaded the first chapter of the book from his website and I look forward to reading this book in the future. I will post a review when I do.