Why I Write

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I never really put much thought into the question, “Why I write.” Chuck over at terribleminds.com asked us all to come up with a 1000-word essay on the matter, and I must admit I was perplexed. I mean, why do I write? Part of it has to be I crave the attention that writing brings. Very few things are more satisfying than a fan recognizing me at an event and telling me how much he or she loves my writing.

Not quite the answer you were expecting, huh?

How does the Shakespeare quote go? “To thine own self be true.” I’m sure there are writers out there who write for pure joy, or to better humanity or some other such thing. I do enjoy writing when it’s going well, but I write to et those pesky stories out of my head. I write for me. If someone gives me money…

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