Writing to Change the World


“Words are the most powerful tools at our disposal. With them, writers have saved lives and taken them, brought justice and confounded it, raised armies, started wars and ended them. Writers can change minds, alter the way people think, transform our definition of right and wrong. But wielding words to change the world is not simple. Crafting an essay that not only communicates an idea but also actually convinces readers of a new truth is a precarious process, fraught with pitfalls, yet with potentially vast rewards.”
Mary Pipher from Writing to Change the World

Quoted for his writer buddies on Facebook notes of writer, Abel Badillo

Thanks for the reminder of the rewards of writing Abel! Applies to

Climate Hope by Ted Nace

Climate Hope by Ted Nace

essays and the same goes for Twittering. I’m always so pleased when I write in 140 characters something powerful. What is my reward-getting to see my text on Riz Khan, AJE. What is my punishment-being told I am hyperbolic by acquaintances.
But I am always very proud of myself regardless of those that ridicule rather than appreciate. Vicki

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