23 Mar '14, 2am

"I don’t write for an audience of One"

At a conference for creatives not too long ago, I was asked by a college student if I write for myself, for others, or for God. “All of the above,” I said. “I write for myself because I’ve loved the craft since I was a kid, because it’s how I process the world and make sense of things, and because I kinda suck at everything else so my professional options are limited. I write for others because as a human being created in the image of a relational God I long to connect with and communicate to the people around me and find great joy and meaning in that process. And I write for God in the sense that I hope my work glorifies God, delights God, and is a part of my most important calling to love God and my neighbors well.” “So you’re saying you don’t write for an audience of One?” he prodded playfully. “Well I guess not.” I’ve had several conversations like these through the ye...

Full article: http://rachelheldevans.com/blog/audience-of-one

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