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What Is Your Purose In Writing?

  1. reymund profile image80
    reymundposted 7 years ago

    Writing is just a great means of expressing yourself, but aside from that, what are other things you consider in writing?

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      cosetteposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      at HubPages? to make money.

      in my real life i write for a living, so, again, to make money.

      then there's the creative aspect of it, which i really enjoy, and i can be free with my words and they don't have to conform to any rules or guidelines as they do when restricted by style conventions and technical rules. that is the kind of writing i love to do most but which unfortunately i have the least time to do.

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      patspnnposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I like to express myself and help others too. I try to do those things in an interesting and funny way sometimes.

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      loriamooreposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      For me, it started out as therapy to get through the death of my husband.  From there, it became a mission to share my experience with others to help them through the same thing.

    4. sensu0s profile image62
      sensu0sposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Adsense!

  2. heart4theword profile image53
    heart4thewordposted 7 years ago

    For me writing is not just an expression, it is having a voice!  Then through writing I can share experiences and encourage others:)

  3. Lisa HW profile image84
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    For me, it's a lot of things:

    First, I just enjoy putting the words together.  Then there's using writing to earn an income.  Although I never know if I manage to achieve this aim, lots of times I want to offer any readers something interesting to think about.  If I write about personal experiences it's more that I want to share what I learned from them (in case anyone else is going through something similar), because I figure, "Why let some experience go without being turned into something possibly helpful to someone else?".  I write to have a voice, as heart4theword said.

    Sometimes I don't care if anyone ever reads what I write.  Others time I imagine someone reading and maybe (on the right piece of writing, certainly not all) "getting a little ride".  If I really do the kind of writing I enjoy, I enjoy using something as "black and white" and "non-artistic" as words to create something that isn't "black and white" and "concrete", and instead feels like something real or alive.

  4. Niteriter profile image80
    Niteriterposted 7 years ago

    I this incarnation, I write to practice my typing and to gain a first-hand understanding of the Adsense response mechanism. And maybe to entertain folks a little.

  5. Jo Woodward profile image60
    Jo Woodwardposted 7 years ago

    Purpose? Is there supposed to be a purpose? I write becuase I enjoy the creative experience.  I write because I am a writer.

    1. limeylena profile image60
      limeylenaposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      I agree! I write because I enjoy writing, I enjoy knowing I have crafted an excellent sentence or phrase, and to tell all of the stories I have bopping around in my head!

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    mtsi1098posted 7 years ago

    I write to keep me from talking smile Seriously, writing relaxes me

  7. Lisa HW profile image84
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    mtsi1098, you may not know how much writing I've done, so my (intended as humorous, and yet true) remark here may not mean much to you, but..

    Here's a scary thing:  I talk even more than I write.   lol

  8. Niteriter profile image80
    Niteriterposted 7 years ago

    Write on with a clear conscience, Lisa. My wife talks nonstop yet she writes little more than the grocery lists she tucks into my pocket before sending me off to the supermarket!

  9. Lisa HW profile image84
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Niteriter, I have lots of times when I actually do stop talking AND writing.  My thing is my embarrassing tendency to have way, way, too many words coming out those time when I am talking or writing.  lol  I'm sick of my own inner and outer voice, so I can only imagine how other people must feel.  lol

  10. shazwellyn profile image82
    shazwellynposted 7 years ago

    Actually, when I joined hubpages, I did so because it was an outlet for my writing - both emotionally and artistically.  However, the writing for me is the easy bit.  I am learning such a lot from the community and some technical details.  It is expanding my knowledge base.  Although I feel frustrated and joyous in one heartbeat sometimes, the journey has been challenging and thought provoking.  So, for me, the parametres have changed.  The writing is the cake and the learning is the baking.

    1. Niteriter profile image80
      Niteriterposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      You are ever so artistic!

      1. shazwellyn profile image82
        shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        ooooo... I hope I didn't sound narcassistic here! x

  11. Niteriter profile image80
    Niteriterposted 7 years ago

    Lisa, as you said in one of your Hubs, "Pondering, after all, tends to run long." You are a ponderer, a type of person I deeply admire. I don't think I'm alone... look at your fan count!

  12. Lisa HW profile image84
    Lisa HWposted 7 years ago

    Niteriter, thank you for the kind words.  smile

  13. Niteriter profile image80
    Niteriterposted 7 years ago

    Not at all, shazwellyn; your thoughts are fluid and poetic.

    1. shazwellyn profile image82
      shazwellynposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      awwwwwwwwww!

  14. aoiffe379 profile image61
    aoiffe379posted 7 years ago

    I began writing at age nine so writing is definitely a cultivated habit.By writing, I refuel.For me, writing is an ability- a talent- that I do not want to bury or lose. Thus I use it. Not everybody will admit that they were 'blessed' or benefitted from what I write, but in time, I will reach a level where my true purpose will be revealed to all. In spite of my verbosity, my purpose is to serve God and my fellowmen.Hubpages is like the dressing room.

  15. aoiffe379 profile image61
    aoiffe379posted 7 years ago

    I began writing at age nine so writing is definitely a cultivated habit.By writing, I refuel.For me, writing is an ability- a talent- that I do not want to bury or lose. Thus I use it. Not everybody will admit that they were 'blessed' or benefitted from what I write, but in time, I will reach a level where my true purpose will be revealed to all. In spite of my verbosity, my purpose is to serve God and my fellowmen.Hubpages is like the dressing room.

  16. dreamer32 profile image78
    dreamer32posted 7 years ago

    I love writing! I think writing is a way of expression! I love creative writing, and writing on self-help material in order to help other people!

  17. skye2day profile image83
    skye2dayposted 7 years ago

    I love to help others by sharing my strength, experiences and hope that someone may be encouraged or inspired. Many are lost in these most uncertain times. If I can give hope to one I have filled a purpose. I started out hoping to earn income,fast (laugh) That will happen in time.

    I have found that writng opens my soul and heart I have learned a great deal about myself. It is a journey and growing adventure. Writing is a passion for me. I never realized landing on hub pages would bring me back to the first love of my life, writing.

    1. 2140095 profile image60
      2140095posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yes and I love to write because I have something to say- I can expresss my thoughts through writing

  18. skye2day profile image83
    skye2dayposted 7 years ago

    Dear Jo Woodward, I was a little suprised at your answer. God did like variety that is for sure. Do you not like to help others in your writing. Is creativity the only reason you write? Does it open up your soul to soul search at all. Curios.
    In Love.

    1. Jo Woodward profile image60
      Jo Woodwardposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      God made me as I am and what I am is a writer. I don't write for a reason, I write because putting pen to paper and stringing words together is as necessary to me as eating.  My idea of Hell is a place where all the pens are out of ink, all the pencil tips are snapped and there is no such thing as paper.
      Do I have a purpose in what I write? No. 
      Does God have a purpose? I'm sure he does.
      The reason I put my writing out in the wide world, on the interwebthingy and in hard copy is so God can do with it what needs to be done.
      If my writing has a purpose it is God's and not mine.  I'm just an instrument of his work.
      (Non believers and others please note, this is a personal statement of my beliefs and thoughts not an invitation to mock, criticise or generally be obnoxious)
      Thank you for conern about my soul, we are having a lovely journey through life and my writing is often an expression of that journey.
      I hope this answers your questions.

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    Duchess OBluntposted 7 years ago

    I write because I have to.  I am a writer.  I am here to write hoping to improve the skill/talent.

    1. cally2 profile image60
      cally2posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      yeah me too!!!
      Making money would be nice too but I'm not holding my breath smile

  20. fratjoe18 profile image60
    fratjoe18posted 7 years ago

    When I write. It is not only a personal passion of mine, but I always hope to share it with others, and let them experience what I have to say, because I can express myself a whole lot better in writing then in person. It gives me a chance to escape the everyday stresses, and just relax, and I am able to say anything I like.

  21. reymund profile image80
    reymundposted 7 years ago

    thanks guys for your shares, well, I write because I am a little bit shy talking to a crowd and seriously, I am afraid I might not conform to others views. So, the only way out is to voice out my opinions through writing. In this case, I won't be bothered by someone else's counter points,and if it happens that  I get negative feedbacks on my writings, atleast nobody sees me. I just give a try

    1. rebekahELLE profile image91
      rebekahELLEposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      that's a really honest reason, thanks for sharing. it's also a beautiful way to share who you are.

      I have written since I was a little girl. I just love language, words, making it all work and fit together. I love the entire craft of writing, it's a wonderful way to communicate and express creativity and to disseminate information.

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    lyricsingrayposted 7 years ago

    To Heal.

    1. pioneer_writer5 profile image61
      pioneer_writer5posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Writing has help me as well. It saw me through several years of depression. Now I am obsessed with pens, and I always have to have both pen and paper somewhere on my person just in case I get that feeling to pen a few words. When I write the words feel like the words have a rhythm like music. I get an inexplicable feeling when I am writing.

  23. Hope Wilbanks profile image82
    Hope Wilbanksposted 7 years ago

    To (hopefully) help others through my own personal experiences. I believe we can learn tons from each other, but somehow many of us have become so disconnected from people in general, that we don't. I sort of think of it like the old days, when neighbors would stop by and sit out on the porch, drinking coffee and chatting. smile

  24. aka-dj profile image79
    aka-djposted 7 years ago

    I love the opportunity to connect with a wide range of people. Global connectivity.Itg's awesome. Hopefully help change someones world for the better. smile

  25. spiritactor profile image60
    spiritactorposted 7 years ago

    Writing is like a companion who behaves like a brat sometimes; but mostly is a non-judgmental, expressive and vibrant friend. It is an extension of you and is a construction from your heart, your passions and pure imagination. It can act as a whisper, a gentle touch, a fog horn, a melody, a crash, any emotion, a release, a piece of news, or most anything you can imagine. It constantly conspires for us to better ourselves somehow, via a multitude of vocabularies and forms. It can experience a limitation of language, but its vehicle of imagination is boundless.

    1. reymund profile image80
      reymundposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ver well said.

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    Crazdwriterposted 7 years ago

    For me writing helps my stress levels. It's a lot of fun and I hope that one day my stories will be made into books and shared with others. smile

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    Denno66posted 7 years ago

    I like writing because the feedback is very important for me; be it positive or negative. I can play up on the strong points and work on the weak ones. Writing Sci-Fi and Fiction, it is vital as a guide of sorts.

  28. Cagsil profile image59
    Cagsilposted 7 years ago

    To pass on knowledge and understanding, and pleasure for the eyes.

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      Denno66posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Huh? That last part scares me.

  29. believeinhim profile image60
    believeinhimposted 7 years ago

    I write to share knowledge, for creativity, for money, to communicate and to improve my writing.
    Looks like a lot of us share some common ground.
    Thanks for asking and sharing!
    God bless,
    believeinhim

  30. abcd1111 profile image60
    abcd1111posted 7 years ago

    Arranging words appeals to me. Creative expression is a passion. My goal is to entertain and reach someone beyond the vacuum of writing for myself.

    I definitely write hubs to hone my skills and to simply put it somewhere.

    Getting published is a dream. This place helps me work towards that.

  31. Green Lotus profile image60
    Green Lotusposted 7 years ago

    Writing was always a part of my profession but over the past few months it's become an obsession. I haven't figured out why that is, except that I'm enjoying it tremendously. I suppose sharing what's on my mind - my philosophy of life, my humor reaffirms my reason for being - and I like being.

  32. Jane@CM profile image59
    Jane@CMposted 7 years ago

    Writing relaxes me and educates me when I'm doing research.  I write more than I publish online, simply because I like to write.

  33. Niteriter profile image80
    Niteriterposted 7 years ago

    I write so I can hang out with Green Lotus and Jane.

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    poetlorraineposted 7 years ago

    writing is a creative outlet for me, i must say i get distracted by communicating with others, rather than getting down to serious writing,,,,, but i am improving i think, and i may one day reach a standard that may earn me some money

  35. bojanglesk8 profile image61
    bojanglesk8posted 7 years ago

    To express myself eloquently and clearly.

  36. Jeff Brendan profile image60
    Jeff Brendanposted 7 years ago

    - Building a successful blog smile
    - Writing a book about eastern meditation.

  37. andromida profile image74
    andromidaposted 7 years ago

    Writing helps me learning. Before writing on any topic I need to have considerable amount of knowledge on it-so I read first then write.

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    ralwusposted 7 years ago

    Mi purose in riting is to learn tu rite weel aand lurn tu spel buter. wink

    1. abcd1111 profile image60
      abcd1111posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Love this ralwus. That explains the spelling of "walrus."

    2. pioneer_writer5 profile image61
      pioneer_writer5posted 7 years ago in reply to this

      lol!!

    3. aefrancisco profile image60
      aefranciscoposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      ONE Good LAUGH wink

  39. Himitsu Shugisha profile image76
    Himitsu Shugishaposted 7 years ago

    Writing is the least expensive vacation a person can take. Need a change of scenery? Create a world of your own. Need to get something off your chest? Start a journal and get it all down on paper. The possibilities are endless and it's just absolutely fun to do.

  40. tony0724 profile image62
    tony0724posted 7 years ago

    For sheer enjoyment ! And because every now and again I feel it Imperative to say something .

  41. aefrancisco profile image60
    aefranciscoposted 7 years ago

    The readers.

  42. Arthur Fontes profile image89
    Arthur Fontesposted 7 years ago

    Due to the nature of my business as a used car dealer I get a chance to meet and talk to all kinds of people.  I am of a nature that it does not matter who I am speaking to, there is something that I could learn from everyone I meet. I end up thinking in my downtime and I have decided to write so that I can get pass along any Knowledge, Truth, or Wisdom that I might come across.  I write to empty my head.   LOL

  43. SandyMcCollum profile image79
    SandyMcCollumposted 7 years ago

    I learn when I write and research and that makes me feel more of value to ppl. I also write to empty my head, I mean it's only this big and there's so much stuff to learn. People always told me to write all my life, so one day, I did. Been doing it ever since, about 25 years now. Well there was that one 8 year hiatus.

  44. dyonder profile image78
    dyonderposted 7 years ago

    Interesting reading everyone's driving force behind their talents. Personally, I write to explore & stay sane. Go a little mad if I don't.

  45. LizzyBoo profile image59
    LizzyBooposted 7 years ago

    I have my dreams. I like writting and I believe I am not good at it at all.

    The reason for me to writte is, be able to left something after me. I do a lot of writing on my PC as I try to improve my english everyday. My dream is to make a great book for study english.

    As a human I have a heart and soul, so the other reason of my writting is to escape from a pain I feel sometimes in my heart. Life is complicated enough, be able to writte your self out is a great therapy.

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    BadCompanyposted 7 years ago

    I enjoy writing but my main purpose in writing is to put a smile on my readers face, the money is secondary.

    1. Pearldiver profile image88
      Pearldiverposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Yep... There's always a smile to be had at the way you wiggle your pen BC... lol

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        BadCompanyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Thank you moi friend smile

  47. Mark Knowles profile image59
    Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago

    Welcome back BadCo.

    Just in time for the Christmas pantomime smile

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      BadCompanyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

      Missed ya too smile

      1. Mark Knowles profile image59
        Mark Knowlesposted 7 years ago in reply to this

        Actually - I did miss you. You are one of the most up-front and honest people on the site - and I always respect that.

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          BadCompanyposted 7 years ago in reply to this

          Cheers Mark, tis appreciated and trust me the respect is mutual !

  48. GeneralHowitzer profile image65
    GeneralHowitzerposted 7 years ago

    To inspire and earn if possible wakikik... big_smile

  49. emievil profile image85
    emievilposted 7 years ago

    BC!!!!!!!!! You're back in the forums smile. That is great news. smile

    To answer the OP (and to avoid getting accused of hi-jacking the thread), I write because it is soooooo different from what I do and because it gives me the chance to write about stuff I don't normally write about smile.

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    madaboutlotusposted 7 years ago

    Well in this brave new technological world how many people have lost the art of communication. Now I know most people take communication as meaning replies to email, facebook, twitter etc. but what about the humble letter.

    I was trained as a technical draughtsman and as such had to be very neat and precise in handwriting skills otherwise some of the notes on drawings could be potentially illegible and have issues with understanding what information is being given. Now I like my gadgets as the next person and the mere fact that I writing this reply means I have to use this meadium to get to a wider audience. I days of yore then the published book of newspaper was the only means of gettign your voice heard.

    But let's not forget the humble pen and paper, go on, write a letter to your friends and loved ones and whatch there surprise at receiving something that has not been computer generated for a change !

    I will have to continue using these hubs of course. LOL

 
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