We call ourselves writers and we participate in the act of writing, but what exactly is it?
Writing is communication.
When we write stories, we are communicating a message to the reader. When we write nonfiction, we are communicating facts to the reader. When we write poetry, we are communicating descriptions to the reader.
No matter what genre you are writing, you are communicating something. What is it that you want to say? What do you want to communicate?
You have to know your message, the theme, and your underlying motives for writing. All of these things will show in your finished work. If we are passionate about communicating, then we have to be passionate about what we’re communicating too.
So, what do you want to communicate to your readers? You have to know that first before you start writing in order to ensure that you are communicating that in your writing.