My friends made me. I've always hated writing, I was just able to do it. Hubpages made it really easy to post things, and illustrate, and there's a lot of support, and great writers. I only recently started writing again, and I like it now because I've relaxed away from the kind of gloomy writing I used to do. Very emo, adolescent sort of stuff. I grew up, the writing grew up too.