The top 10 reasons why I write

When I started writing this list, I aimed for ten reasons. I stopped at 20. Luckily, I’ve only listed the first ten, and in no particular order.

  1. I tend to view the world in a certain way.
    A romantic view (probably). A dreamer (perhaps). But I’m not the only… well you know the rest.
  2. I like the idea of seeing my name in print next to a title which, if I’m lucky, might entice a particular type of audience to explore this world (or view of it), some day.
  3. I write for the love of it.
    The process is as delicious as the prospect of a finished novel.
  4. I enjoy words.
  5. I love the organised patterns of structure.
  6. Why have thoughts if not to write them down?
  7. There will always be something else to write.
    “The coroner will find ink in my veins and blood on my typewriter keys.” C. Astrid Weber.
    Well, zeros and ones anyway.
  8. Some writers might say, they write because they have to. I may not have to, but it doesn’t make it any less part of me.
  9. I write to connect with readers.
    C.S Lewis once said “We read to know we’re not alone.” Do you think this is true? And can a thought or emotion only be validated if another felt the same way at some point?
    In that case, I shall write as much as I can.
  10. I don’t remember the day I discovered writing. I don’t remember the day I started talking. What my mind is concerned, I’ve always done both.

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