The Goal of an Author

notebook-173010_640Dear Readers,

What is the goal and purpose of an author? To sell millions of books? To make an impact?

As an author myself, the answer to this question was in my mind and heart even before Kingdom of Sun was written. Find out how I answer it in Kingdom of the Sun’s book feature on indiebookpromo.com here.

Peace and Love,

Ariffa

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Posted on November 12, 2013, in Kingdom of the Sun and tagged , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 11 Comments.

  1. What would you say is the main point that you want people to get out of your book?

    • Hi Scott,

      This is such an awesome question, and I thank you so much for asking it. The main point that I want people to take away from my book is very similar to my blog:

      My most important goal in writing Kingdom of the Sun was to give my readers hope, honor, and happiness. I want my readers to walk away from my book with the hope that they can make and be the change they want in their lives and society, and the hope that they can overcome any struggle they face. I want my readers to have discovered or rediscovered the honor of those in society who are often overlooked or taken for granted, as well as question the qualities of a truly honorable person and leader. Finally, I want my readers to finish Kingdom of the Sun with a feeling of happiness that comes from light: light from truth, light from knowledge, light from darkness.

      And at the same time that my readers would gain this from my work, the same would happen for me. When I am able to see the hope, honor, and happiness that my book has given, I receive it myself. I feel hopeful that my words have indeed changed and inspired someone and honored that someone has actually taken the time to read them. Most of all, I gain the happiness of sharing my words and ideas with another person and influencing them in a positive way.

      Some of this I have stated on indiebookpromo.com and some in a recent article. I get asked this question a lot and it always brings me great joy and excitement to answer it. Thank you, Scott, for asking it!

  2. Hi Ariffa, Thanks for visiting my blog. It’s always nice to meet new readers and other bloggers and folks spreading inspiration. blessings, Brad

  3. That was a beautiful answer you gave to Scott! I have never been posed the question, so at the moment, I don’t know how to answer for myself. Definitely has merit and is something I need to give thought to. Thank you for stopping by my blog!

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