7 thoughts on “Why do you write?

  1. Hi Lisa! This is a great kick in the pants! (Is there a sign on my back?)

    I write to make sense of dreams. I write to flesh out ideas that will otherwise evaporate. I write whenever I give an assignment to my students–I’ve promised them that I will never give them an assignment that I wouldn’t do myself. I write to remember my childhood and so that my children and theirs will know it, too. I write to smooth out ideas. I write articles (but only when I’m asked to, for some reason).

    What I don’t write is the book that’s outlined in my head….

    • Jane, writing for our children is such a powerful motivator. In terms of that book of yours, we need a phone call soon. 😉 It is the book that only you can write (and it is much needed).

  2. I write because it’s fun, I enjoy it. Sometimes I still write even when it’s not fun, because it can help to write down difficult feelings, or work through a problem, but that’s more for the journal, or maybe a poem. I write to communicate, to entertain, to inform, to connect. I write because I can, because I must, because I want to.

    When I don’t write, I miss it. Note to self: must write more… 🙂

  3. Thank you for your comments, everyone! I’ll be in touch sometime in September (aiming for early in the month but it might be later) with your free ebook.

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