Why do writers write?
I've asked myself that question many times. After all, chances are you'll never be famous, never make enough money to quit your day job, never learn to take rejection well, never take a bad review as just part of the job, and never feel really comfortable sending your 'child' out into the world for others to judge. You'll work most days in solitary confinement without the comfort or encouragement of a fellow workmate at a nearby desk. Most of your family and friends won't understand why you haven't grown out of playing with your imaginary friends and, at times, you'll even wonder if you have a firm grip on reality.
So why do I write? Because something inside compels me to record the visual stories that are constantly being manufactured by my brain. I love living and working with my characters, my plots, and unusual locations. I love writing about people I've never met, as if I really know them. I love immersing myself in an exotic place I've never seen. I love being in control, assured that the story I'm creating will have a happy ending, a bigger-than-life hero, and a heroine who inspires admiration, confidence, and love.
Now, it's your turn. Please share with my readers why you write, whether it be novels, short stories, poetry, non-fiction, etc.
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