Updated: Sep 1
I write for a lot of reasons. Sometimes, I write because I have a question and I want to work out the answer. I write to get to know people and places and to remind myself that we all have different stories. Sometimes, I write because a character comes to me and I'm curious to see what they want, where they want to go, and what stories they want to tell.
Writing helps me make sense of how I'm feeling. Sometimes, I write because if I don't, I get frustrated or impatient and writing brings me a certain sort of peace. I write because there are stories I want to read. Stories about characters who look like me and are living, loving, learning, and exploring. I write for readers and non-readers who aren't even born yet.
I also write to speak to future generations of loved ones I may never meet. I won't have another way to reach them so I write to them and for them.
Why do you write?