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Let’s talk… why do you write?

People often ask me why I write and sometimes I don’t want to answer the question because I don’t need a reason to write. I write because I enjoy it and it makes me happy. I also write because I can’t kidnap people and force them to act out my make-believe world otherwise I’ll get arrested!Β 

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Now, wouldn’t that have been a grand thing?Β 

Joking aside, today is National Day on Writing in the USA. The National Day on Writing asks Americans to consider the role of writing in everyday life.

So why do I write? I think I answered this question on my friend Mandie Hines blog at one point, but I’ll put it here again:

I write because I want to read something that hasn’t been in print before. I write for the sheer fun of it and for the pleasure. I write because it is my passion and I express myself better with a pen in my hand. I write to get better. I write to explore my own universe. I write because it’s therapeutic and I empty my mind when I do. I write to inspire and to invoke thoughts. I write because I am in love with words.

I am not a perfect writer by any means, but I just love writing.

Why do you write?

21 thoughts on “Let’s talk… why do you write?”

  1. I write because it does make me happy. I write because I want to connect to people, and help them not feel alone. Above all, I write because it is a gift God has given me, and I do not want to waste His talent, rather, increase it πŸ™‚

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  2. It’s funny, because why I write feels like a million reasons, and it feels like one reason. I write because it is who I am. It is the only career I’ve pursued that makes me feel fulfilled. Whenever I don’t write, there’s an ache. An ache that followed me around for years as I pursued other jobs, until the stars aligned and I was able to pursue it full time.
    It is the one creative endeavor that fully satisfies my desire to create something. It fills my need to contribute to the world in what feels like a meaningful way, to help others, to inspire, and it feels important to be able to do what I love.
    I enjoy the same things about writing as I do about reading. I enjoy being surprised, and making discoveries. Finding answers to things before I realized they were questions that were haunting me. It gives the subconscious a voice as it weaves its way into the themes of stories. And writing is a way to explore the unknown and unexplained. It’s also a way to explore things that fascinate me.
    I’ve always found that writing is one of the professions that allows you to dabble in all of the other professions out there.

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  3. I find my voice in writing–it is my way of truly expressing myself. There are so many reasons why I write, because when I write, I not only write for myself–to empower characters who are seen as meek and insignificant, to explore vastly different worlds from the ones I’ve ever known, but for others to not only be entertained but hopefully, see themselves in the characters I create, and in the end, to be empowered, or at the very least, encouraged to believe in themselves to stay true to themselves. Thanks for sharing your reasons and posing this question!

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  4. ” I also write because I can’t kidnap people and force them to act out my make-believe world otherwise I’ll get arrested! ”

    This one! πŸ˜€ and i am smiling all throughout! I write because writing is like breathing with words. πŸ™‚

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