Why do you write?

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  1. cam8510 profile image93
    cam8510posted 10 years ago

    Why do you write?

    There are so many ways to use the valuable free time we have.  Why do you choose to use at least some of that time Writing?  You could be walking, running, biking, fishing, kayaking, gardening, crafting (is that even a word?), baking, watching tv, eating or any one of a host of other hobbies.  Why do you write?


  2. CrazedNovelist profile image84
    CrazedNovelistposted 10 years ago

    I write because I love inventing, creating, and contorting people, places,and things. I love the power that comes from being able to determine the fate of your characters and being able to bring words together to create prose, poetry, and other forms of writing. Love words. That is why I write. Words come from the heart and they are used to express everything from how one feels to how one learns. Writing is a learning experience that is truly universal.

    1. cam8510 profile image93
      cam8510posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      I like what you said about controlling people, places and things.  It has to be better doing that in a story you write rather than in real life.  Great thoughts CrazedNovelist.

    2. CrazedNovelist profile image84
      CrazedNovelistposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Thanks so much for giving me your feedback. Controlling events in your own book makes you feel kinda powerful, lol. It's kinda fun too. smile

  3. drmiddlebrook profile image94
    drmiddlebrookposted 10 years ago

    Hi cam8510. I write because I have to. I truly believe I was born to write, because even when I'm not writing, I'm thinking about writing. I love writing, went to college and majored in subjects requiring me to write, and worked for many years in professions where I wrote for a living. Now I'm writing for the pure joy and freedom that it brings to my life. I'm writing novels, short stories, and ebooks, and I'm even creating an online magazine where, for the first several issues, I'll probably write all the content. Writing, inventing, creating, editing, and publishing--these are the things I love. I think most writers share most, if not all, of these traits.

    1. cam8510 profile image93
      cam8510posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      drmiddlebrook, I was wondering if someone would say what you just said: "write because I have to."  I can relate.  I write because I have an inner compulsion to express myself.  Thanks for sharing your enthusiasm.  I will check out some of your craft

  4. Iamsam profile image70
    Iamsamposted 10 years ago

    Writing help me to think about the subject more deeply. It is a mental exercise.  While thinking, I come to know different aspects of the subject. 

    I am also improving my writing skill which is helpful in my day job.

    1. cam8510 profile image93
      cam8510posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Iamsam, I agree with you. I use writing to clarify my beliefs on many things.  If I didn't write, I wouldn't have as clear an understanding of myself.  Thanks for commenting.

  5. msshandriaball profile image79
    msshandriaballposted 10 years ago

    I write to kill time when I am bored. I write to inform my audience about different topics and programs of interest to me.I write because it is fun.

    1. cam8510 profile image93
      cam8510posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      msshandriaball, It is easy for me to get so wrapped up in what I am writing that I forget to let it simply be fun.  Thanks for the reminder.

  6. jackcoburn profile image61
    jackcoburnposted 10 years ago

    I find sharing your knowledge and opinions to a mass audience is extremely enjoyable. Writing about things you enjoy can also motivate you to keep at it.

    1. cam8510 profile image93
      cam8510posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      jackcoburn, I get a bit of a chill, or a thrill just knowing that someone is reading what I have written...and maybe even liking it.  Thanks for your input.

    2. jackcoburn profile image61
      jackcoburnposted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Yeah I wonder sometimes who is reading my stories and I get so excited when someone takes the time to comment!
      No worries mate! smile

  7. RavenBiker profile image59
    RavenBikerposted 10 years ago

    I write because:
    1.)  I'm highly opinionated----or at least I like a good debate.
    2.)  I learn awful a lot things when I research, read and write which all keeps my opinions in check.
    3.)  I really don't know how do do anything else with the same proficiency, interest and desire as writing.
    4.)  I'm curious, inquisitive and imaginative.

    1. cam8510 profile image93
      cam8510posted 10 years agoin reply to this

      Ravenbiker, great reasons to write. I can relate to learning by writing.  I clarify to myself what I believe on issues by thinking and then writing.  Thanks for responding.


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