Thursday, August 18, 2005

Why Write?

Why do writers write? Why do we feel we MUST write?

I don’t think there is any specific answer. There certainly is no correct answer, right or wrong answer.

Writing means something different to everyone, whether they write for pay, write in journals, write letters to impart information or to cheer others, write for a cause, or simply write to work their way through a situation in their life.

I’ve done many types of writing during my career, including writing for children and adults, fiction and non-fiction, books, journalism pieces, columns, scrapbooking journals, travel stories, press releases, corporate newsletters, and letters to the editor, as well as letters to friends and relatives.

Also by taking advantage of opportunities that arose that I’d never previously considered, I’ve enjoyed many writing experiences.

I write because I have to write…something inside me desires to express itself in the written word. I’ve learned that this “writing muse,” as some writers refer to it, must find an outlet…hopefully an outlet that helps, encourages, and inspires others.


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