Steve Jobs didn’t invent the personal computer or the cellular phone, but he created the best versions. Coming in late doesn’t make you the least of all authors. To be a famous writer, you need not be J.K. Rowling or Stephen King. Through writing, you can be the best version of yourself.

Being a multi-awarded and world-renowned author could be the best experience in an author’s life. That’s on top of earning millions of dollars through writing. But why write if you can’t achieve all of those, like Rowling or King? Well, writing itself has many advantages. Recognition, let alone wealth, is ideal, but writers write for multiple reasons of achieving fulfillment in life.

For self-discovery

Life itself is broad to define. Self-discovery is one of the ways of finding life’s meaning. That is if you believe life is definable or needs to be determined. Writing is one of the best tools for discovering your strengths and weaknesses. We are just talking about flaws in using grammar or writing mechanics but weaknesses in personalities, relationships, leadership, parenting, and many more aspects of your life.

You might not be able to produce Rowling’s “Harry Potter” series with multiple personalities, but you could overcome your struggles in life through writing. With your book or books, you might also influence others to be the best version of themselves.

For intellectual sharpening

Many authors are already in their 50s, 60s, and above. As you approach your retirement or even during your old age, writing poems, short stories, novels, and essays could keep your mind active. Writing is proven to be an excellent mental exercise.

Aside from writing where you are good at, you may also want to search for a new and exciting topic you couldn’t entertain before when you’re still active in your professional life. Discovering new things can make your brain more engaging.

And, of course, writing autobiographies or even biographies will help you keep good memories alive for yourself and your family, friends, and others.

For advocacy or charitable cause

Many writers write to advocate a belief, philosophy, lifestyle, or even wellness. Some authors also write for a cause to help nonprofit institutions, churches, or charity organizations. Earning millions like J.K. Rowling or Stephen King could help millions as well. Nonetheless, you can reach out to as many people as possible depending on how far you want to go with your writing.

Leaving your thoughts in books alone can significantly impact many generations as long as your work exists and as long as it is accessible. Standing for what you believe is worth fighting for, and the battle in pen could be the best weapon you can have to make your stand winsome.

If you need professional advice for self-publishing and book marketing, don’t hesitate to call us at ReadersMagnet. You can dial 1-800-805-0762 on your phone or key in a message to We’re more than glad to be a part of your writing success, whether you’ll be the next J.K. Rowling or Stephen King or not.