Why Do You Write?

So I’m kicking off my return from my brief break from the blog with a question for all you writers.

Why do you write? Or maybe we can go back a bit further with, why did you start writing?

I remember back when I was 6, we had a school assignment to write what we would do to help a new student get used to school. I remember enjoying it quite thoroughly, so I kept writing.

My first story which I still have was called Jurassic Park 4. I was a big fan of dinosaurs back then. I also wrote a Lego story because that’s what I was reading back then.

To take a bit of a serious turn here,

I kept writing through my elementary and middle school years because I had a troubled school experience with bullying. Whenever the real world was miserable or sad, I wrote. I created my own worlds within Star Wars and terrible revisions of Texas Chainsaw Massacre. At some point I had the idea to write a full novel. I had just completed a story that was about 50 pages and the thought of a full novel didn’t seem so far fetched anymore.

So that’s my small history,

Why do you write? Why did you begin writing?

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2 thoughts on “Why Do You Write?

  1. I’ve been writing, according to my mother, since I was little. I didn’t get serious about writing until I was fourteen and had been bullied. These poets had come to our photography camp and told us to write whatever we wanted. So I wrote about being tormented. From there, I’ve been at it. I’m trying to get more serious with my writing at the moment.

    I write because it gives me peace. I don’t write every day, but when I do, I feel good. No one really reads my writing, but I am thinking about using my blog to turn that around and show it to more people. I don’t know what I would do if I did not write. I’d be dead or in a mental hospital if I didn’t.

    • You should totally do that. Unless you write for just yourself, you never know what your writing can do for someone else. This is a great outlet for that.
      I know I’ve shared a few poems and have gotten small, but good response for them .

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