Why do writers write
The Birth Of Creative Writing
Why did Miller write the crucible? Why did Orwell write animal farm?
The cradle of powerful and compelling works of literature, in fact, perhaps the birthplace of all creative writing, is exasperation. If necessity is the mother of invention, then frustration is the father of creation.
All real art is born of deep dissatisfaction.
Writing is generated from a deep and overpowering urge to convey emotions. If writers were satisfied with their lot there would surely be no great works of fiction.
Writing comes from a desire to share notions and beliefs, to transmute the cloaked into the recognised; to broach, communicate, and in the end shape new awareness.
Great writing readjusts our thinking and confers new opinions. Writing can transport us and make the domain of fancy, a reality.
Those of us lucky enough to share prose, those of us reading the same book, whether romance or thriller, eavesdrop on an autonomous part of the same debate. Each of us fashions a singular universe from the same writing. This singularity is the fundamental pleasure of books as opposed to film or television.
Film and television entertain us through the eyes of the director. We see the world as they understand. Literature is different. Each one of us constructs an ideal domain from the author's words, and create a universe that precisely fits our own paradigms. It can never be bettered.
Long live words. Long live writing.
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