Why Do You Write?

Why Do You Write?

Hey, SE Readers. Joan with you today. Happy first day of February. Today’s post is a bit different, but one all writers can relate to.

For me, and many writers, we must write. There’s a driving force within that compels us to put words on paper.

Why do you write?

I asked my Story Empire colleagues and this is what they had to say:

“For me, it’s more compelling than breathing. I can’t not write.”

Harmony Kent

“I want to continue to tell stories that I love telling.”

John Howell

“I write to quell my busy mind. Getting the stories out there makes room for more.”

C. S. Boyack

“When I want to say something poignant about who and why we are, I come up with a story that sneaks it in while (I hope) it draws attention and entertains.”

Stephen Geez

“I write because I feel it is my duty to do something with the stories that come to me in inspirations… and it’s fun!”

Jan Sikes

“If I don’t write, the stories and characters in my head wither and die without ever taking a breath.”

Beem Weeks

“I write what stirs in my heart and hope that the simple words that congregate on the pages of my books somehow make a difference.”

Gwen Plano

“Because I like puzzles, and what greater puzzle than a human story in a fantastical world.”

D. Wallace Peach

“I write because I have no choice. The stories come in my sleep, in the shower, or when I least expect. There’s a lot of satisfaction seeing the ideas come to life in words.”’

D. L. Finn

“Because I suffer withdrawal when I don’t. I’ve been creating stories since I was six and can’t imagine life without continuing to do so.”

Mae Clair

Staci Troilo’s biography states she writes because she has hundreds of stories in her head. She publishes because people told her she should share them. Here’s what she had to say:

“I’m pretty sure I’ll be making up stories long after I’m unable to sit at the computer.”

Staci Troilo

Answering this question was harder than I thought. Yes, I’m compelled to write, but I had to think back to the moment I realized I wanted to become an author.

I write because I want to take readers on journeys to places they’ve never been.

Joan Hall

Now it’s your turn, SE Readers. Why do you write?


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