Friday, Jul 16, 2010

Why Do You Write?

Writers give many reasons for writing, not the least common of which is that they cannot not write. Today I’d like to ask you, “Why do you write?” The answer to this question is at the core of what you will do with your writing. 

You see, writing is a decision. Those who say they want to write but do not are simply making excuses.  At the core of their heart, they really don’t want to write. They want to have written. 

Writing is hard work. But if you are called to write, you will do so even though it’s hard. You will not make excuses not to write. Instead, you will find ways to write. 

So, search your heart today. Ask yourself why you write. Be honest. What you discover will be very important to your future as a writer.

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One thought on “Why Do You Write?

  1. I write because I love a good story.

    I write because there are characters in my head who are screaming, tell our story!

    I write because I believe God has called me to.

    I write because I can’t NOT write. For example, I’m the music director for our local summer theatre children’s show. Every year, I do some kind of writing because I need extra verses for a song or I totally add songs. So, even when I can’t work on my regular writing, I still write!

    July 16, 2010 at 7:06 AM