My Author Mission Statement

I got this idea from Joanne Phillips’ Blog (check her out!).

Basically, she says that if businesses have mission statements that explain why they do what they do, why shouldn’t an author have one as well?

Thus, without further ado, my mission statement:

I write because I love books, and I can’t imagine anything more amazing than writing a book that people love.

It’s not quite as long and detailed as Joanne’s mission statement, but there it is. I had planned on rambling for several paragraphs, but then I realized that that one sentence really does encapsulate my thoughts on writing.

What’s your author mission statement? Or, if you aren’t an author, what’s your life’s mission statement?

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17 thoughts on “My Author Mission Statement

  1. I’m stealing this idea. Actually, I was thinking about doing something similar to this last night. Serendipity!

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  3. Michelle, I never thought about a mission statement. It is still so bizarre to me that this idea to try to write a story showed up, and four books have fallen out. There is no mission statement; there’s a miracle. I haven’t started my fifth book yet because I’m afraid it may have all disappeared as quickly as it came. ๐Ÿ™‚ … But I love your one sentence mission statement!

    • Thanks! And you should think of your fifth book as simply adding another miracle onto the stack of miracles you already have. A miracle parfait, if you will.

  4. You are always so creative and quick to turn a phrase. Miracle parfait – I’ll work that into my mission statement. ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. I love your mission statement, and honestly, whether you’re writing YA or The Next Great American Novel, you should be motivated by a love of language.

  6. Well, I associate mission statements with the world of work, not writing. But then, we authors are sometimes told that we need to act like entrepreneurs. (Do I do that? No.) But if pressed for a mission statement as a writer, this is what I would say: My mission is to create works that generate vivid and interesting mind-movies when they are read.
    That’s pretty concise when you consider that my Herbert West Trilogy racks up at 600,000 words among its 4 volumes.

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  8. I have the reason for my blog on my site, but never thought of giving my writing life a mission statement. I will from now on after giving it some thought. Great idea. Thanks!

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  10. I needed to thank you for this fantastic read!! I certainly loved
    every bit of it. I have you book marked to look at new stuff
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