Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Insecure Writers: Playing with Power
Words are powerful. Maybe more so than the average person realizes. They can lift us up or bring us crashing down. They can ignite a generation, change a belief system, and make dreams come true.
They can also crush and conquer, damage and destroy those very same things. Even if your goal is to write for entertainment purposes only (as mine is) you still have to understand that your words will have an impact. They will have the power to affect those who read them. Maybe that won't be very many. Or maybe it will be millions. It's not be taken lightly. And sometimes the thought of this scares me a little.
Words can hurt or heal. Which do you want your words to do?
With great power comes great responsibility. Be prepared. Don't play with it.
And yeah, I totally stole that line from Spiderman. Still true.
This post is part of The Insecure Writer's Support Group, hosted by Alex J. Cavanaugh.