Monthly Archives: February 2018

Asking a writer why

Asking a writer why they write is like giving a mouse a cookie. It might not go where you think it will.

A quick search found this¬†article quoting 23 authors on why they wrote¬†gracing the Aerogramme Writers’ Studio site. There were some weird and fascinating reasons, but like any question, the answer depended on who was asked. Every author had a different reason.

Now I’m not an author but I do write, and I write for the love of the story – bringing it from the initial ideas that won’t go away to the best draft I can produce. It’s a challenge.

What about you? What makes you set pen to paper? Or hit those keyboards? Or, if you don’t write, why do you read stories? And what’s your favorite kind?