I have not written in a long time..For me...it is the satisfaction of finishing and offering something that might be of use to others..
You know, I think if I ever got what I needed out of writing, I would cease to write. I cannot name what that need is. It's a shadowy figure that I can't quite bring into focus, but it is what compels me. It's that makes me write even when I don't want to.
Eh, who am I kidding? It's probably for people's approval!
Writing is addictive...an itch that must be scratched, and it's also the only true road to immortality. We still read the words of those who have been dead for years, or even centuries!
I get relaxation, personal growth in the emotional, mental and spiritual areas of my life from writing. I get to share personal experiences with REAL friends who are REALLY TALENTED people. I feel as if I am an equal member of our society when I submit, comment on and engage with writers on HubPages. Talented writers such as yourself.
I get satisfaction from finishing something and sharing my knowledge with others. I also learn knew things when I'm doing research for an article, and that's one of the best perks of writing. My thirst for knowledge is insatiable, and writing affords me the opportunity to not only learn and share, but to think critically and apply my new found knowledge.
To be honest, I get nothing but a headache. Sometimes I get the urge, but the process is painful when I have family all about me. I prefer to read.
I first started writing purely for myself, it was a way of dealing with the trails and tribulations of the day [like journaling]. As I got older I realized that some of the things that I had written could be looked upon as testamonies that were worthy of sharing with others who may be going through the things that I had over-come. All of my joys and pains are attached to my writing and I honestly can't see my life without it.
I get to "hear" my voice spoken, heard. I get release, validation. I get to say,
I was here, on this day, and I felt, I struggled, I learned and grew, I won the battle or I lost it...................yet, I am here.......to tell a tale, to relate, or just to say................I will be counted, just for having been here.
I am someone, who has some thing to say.
Far more, than any of these things..........I learn of myself................ex.......I said "that", I responded "how".......is this the message I would want to send?
As a "writer"...........I get to see the unveiling of my own personal self............many people can not make this journey.
At the end of the day................I get to smoke from the " pipe".........WHO does not want to do this thing?............WHO?
Let sailors be sailors, doctors be doctors, retail giants be what they are.
I HAVE to write........even when ( and often times) nothing is "gained". I just have " to say".
For me, I get the satisfaction of inspiring others. When I write from my heart, I am told it helps others make changes. If only I would do that more and share those type stores, but I am not fully there on a public level yet. I also like that I can finish something, as my life seems to be a series of "in process" tasks. I like that I can write and see the finished project.
I write because i want to share my perspectives on things. I want my writings to bring some sort of awareness and acceptance. I want people to "get" it, if that makes sense to you
Writing is a wonderful outlet for my feelings. It also encourages me to research topics that matter to me. I find it relaxes me and gives me a sense of success when I complete a writing. I simply LOVE it!
Among other things: (1) The joy of pursuing my purpose. (2) The relief of expressing what's on my mind. (3) The satisfaction of creating with words.
Surely, this is a favorite question of many differant writers from many various backgrounds. Writing gives a self satisfaction that is unequal to most other jobs because the author is in charge of a unique creation. The psychological void becomes filled with hope manifested in history. One can have a hard day, and release the tension into the characters development. Therefore, writing gives purpose to a special agenda known only to the creator- the Author.
It takes me into another world, whatever I am writing, fiction or nonfiction. I love exploring the insides of my characters' heads, or learning about a topic while I write about it.
I like writing because I feel its a way to express my creativity, definitly an addiction of mine as well.
For me, writing gets out the anxiety that fills up frequently within me. In one of my hubs, I described the tension and frustration of my daily woes as a poison in which only writing can draw out, especially when I was an adolescent. I filled spiral notebook upon spiral notebook with the tribulations of my own life with my writing. So in other words,it's not so much what I "get" out of writing, but rather what writing gets out of me!
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