Why do writers write?
Sounds like a silly question, doesn’t it? A writer writes because he or she has something to say. Simple!
Or is it?
That is the basic reason why most writer’s write, but in reality, there are a variety of reasons. For example, many professional writers write because they love to, I’m sure, but all of them definitely write for money. Nothing wrong with that–in fact, I like the concept of getting paid for writing something. Money doesn’t buy happiness, but a lack of it doesn’t help.
Poets often write because they have a little jar of feelings inside that they can’t really express any other way. How do I know this? Well, considering that I’m a poet–as are some of my friends….
How about people who volunteer to write for magazines, articles, etc? They most likely have something to say, teach or share. It all depends.
There are some of us who write because we must. No, I’m not talking about having a job as a journalist or lawyer. I’m talking about those of us were introduced to pencils, papers and keyboards–and never parted company. Writing is as important to us as eating is to a growing baby, and we write because it is our most reliable way to communicate.
When we can’t say it with our mouths in a way that makes sense, we write it and the world understands.
So why write? The answer depends on you.