Monday, June 13, 2011


I've been wondering lately why people write.  Do they have a story trapped inside they just have to get out?  Do they write for their own enjoyment of the story they are writing?  Do they write to see their name in print when they go to the bookstore?

After some thought, I realized I write because I have found wonderful characters who want me to come and live in their world, if only for a few hours at a time.  (Interestingly, this is what draws me to the books I read-- characters who can take me away to another world or place).

So, out of curiosity, why do you write?

Oh, and Graeme has a new website.  It can be found here.  There's a great post about the "Ordinary" in Extraordinary.  Be sure to swing by and check it out-- I found it quite thought provoking!


  1. I find writing very satisfying. I can't cook, I can't paint and I have no drawing abilities. So, writing it is:)

  2. LOL! I find I like to dabble in things, but writing is more than a dabble.

    Oh, be sure to check out Lindsay's interview here:

  3. I think we're just masochists, self sufferers who need to feel the pain of rejection, over and over and over... Just kidding. I think you're either a writer or you're just not. Doesn't matter if you're good at it or even the best. Writing is just as much who we are as what we are. We see things differently. We can look at something and watch it behind our eyelids turn into something else, not literally of course, but we see the possibility in everything. We either get all that out or take medication. I choose getting it out. LOL.

  4. I second everything said. I write becasue stories and characters are always coming to me and I can't help but want to share them.

  5. Interesting...a question I have never asked myself? Why? I don't know...because I do.


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