We writers of Christian non-fiction face a natural tendency to focus on helping a reader decide between rights/wrongs or prohibitions/allowances. This is not always a wrong choice in style, but often it’s not the best choice. As a writer you can do better. Learn to set forward a clear, positive, and compelling vision for your reader. Instead of focusing on limits, focus on possibilities and if those possibilities are consistent with Scripture they will naturally dwarf the prohibitions. Achieving this is not easy, but neither is it complicated. Nor are good examples of this hard to find. Case in point, the new vision-setting book on ambition. In it very little space is devoted to convince the reader to avoid laziness. Laziness is the archenemy of ambition, right? Yet how many times does Dave Harvey use the word “lazy” or “laziness” in his 224 page book? Never, not one single time. Why? Because his book attacks laziness with a compelling picture of ambition. Help the reader embrace a compelling vision for life and you will write something that no list of prohibitions/allowances could ever hope to achieve.