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Why Do You Write?

Updated: May 13, 2022

I’ve been asked this question a few times by friends and family since I decided to begin the writer’s journey. I think the expected answer is something like: 'I want to tell a story' or 'I want people to read my story.'

There is some truth to those answers, of course, but there’s more to it than that.

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I write when a story won’t let me go. I write until the words are done with me.

I write when I need new inspiration, until the story propels itself forward.

I write because I need to know the end of the story too.


The act of committing to a story, and seeing it through, is like any other project. It takes perseverance.


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