This weekend, one of the posts on my Facebook feed asked the group’s members, “Why do you write?”
Have you ever thought about this? What is it that draws you to put your pen to the paper or your fingers to the keyboard?
It differs for every writer.
I enjoyed reading the entries from my writer friends: I feel compelled to write to encourage people; it gives me the freedom of my own voice; it helps me find peace; I like creating my own worlds, and the list went on.
I sat for a while Sunday morning and meditated into the fireplace. It was cold and rainy outside. “Why do I write?” is a difficult question to answer.
Why do I write? Lately, many days find me not writing. Life lifes at me, and when that happens, I find it difficult to get myself seated and put pen to paper or fingers to keyboard and get anything accomplished. Sometimes I feel like that should be stopping me from saying that I am a writer, especially when I have difficulty identifying why I write.
BUT HERE IT GOES
WHY DO I WRITE?
After spending time thinking, I find I write for two reasons:
#1. I write blogs and non-fiction because I want to share what I know and what I’ve learned in my time on Earth so as to inspire and empower others.
#2. I write fiction to appease the characters that are having conversations in my head because they all have stories to tell.
Now, why do you write?