How to Create Value for Your Readers
by Bryan Cohen
What's the point of writing a book? I'm sure most writers could come up with dozens of reasons. These reasons might have to do with their destiny or their need for a creative outlet. Many answers, however, would have to do with providing value to their readers. Value can come in the form of eliciting emotions, teaching lessons and simply providing entertainment.
While my 2014 writing resolution has to do more with entertainment, most of my 2010-2013 writing provided a different sort of value. My books of creative writing prompts were focused on giving other writers inspiration so they could write their own stories, blog posts, scripts, etc. To make it a fishing metaphor, I wasn't giving my readers fish, but I was teaching them how to fish for themselves. In fact, I hope my readers learn how to fish so well that they can feed themselves creatively for a lifetime.
What value can you create for your readers going forward? Keep value in mind when you create your next book. It may help take your writing and your readers to a higher level.
About the Author:
- Bryan Cohen is an author, a creativity coach and an actor.
- His new book, 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts, Volume 2: More Ideas for Blogs, Scripts, Stories and More is now available on Amazon in digital and paperback format.
- His other books include 1,000 Creative Writing Prompts, The Post-College Guide to Happiness, and Ted Saves the World.
- He has published over 30 books, which have sold more than 20,000 copies in total. Connect with him on his website, Build Creative Writing Ideas, on Facebook or on Twitter.