Posts Tagged ‘Why I write’

I’ve been asked by a good friend, Loni Townsend, to participate in a Blog Hop about why I write. I was inspired to join because I often wonder that same question.

As I sit in front of a blank page, these thoughts occasionally enter my mind….

What the hell do you think you are doing?

Where the hell do you think you’re going to set this story?

And the best one…

Why do I write? Why am I here? What is the purpose of putting myself through the tortuous process of vomiting words onto a paper, then cutting, rearranging, and generally dissecting the hell out of them until I give up in disgust and try to sell it?

Why, indeed. Here are the three reasons I have found that stick with me when I ask myself that question.

1. I write to tell a story. I love answering the question, “What if…” And writing it down is just as interesting.

2. I write because not writing has a negative effect on my life. My creativity has a way of coming out and if I don’t channel it, well, let’s just say that I’ve had enough addictions in my life to be a founding member of most anonymous groups.

3. I write because I am an empath. I have empathy for many experiences. I heard once that author’s write what they know. I think that’s bull-oney. There is no possible way we can experience all the things we write about. I would say that I have never experience tentacles wrapping around my body and sucking the life out of me. But I can pretty much empathize with the experience.

So those are the reason I write. I would love to hear from you and what your reasons are. Do you journal? Why do you journal? We all write, some of us just do it for a living.

And if you are interested in my writing, you can go check out my book. Into The Darkness for Kindle or here for the other formats.

I would love to hear what you think of it. You can leave a review or just contact me directly.

See ya on the flip side!