For me, writing is the ability to cultivate intimacy with others by sharing personal thoughts and emotions. It is an avenue for developing harmony with others. When I write I seek to capture my unique perspective of myself, of others, of the world we exist in and how we interact or fail to interact with others and the results and/or consequences observed.
Its an avenue for telling stories that may not otherwise be heard, except throught the stroke of the pen and the availability of the written median. What inspires to write is humanity and all we can and do learn from one another to become better!