Why do you Write?

“Do you write to impress or do you you write to improve?”

The thought suddenly came to my head. As I mentioned in my blog called “Establishing” it is always a good thing to go back to the beginning, remember the plan.

So is it to impress or improve, and if it is to impress, who exactly are you impressing? And if it is to improve, who and or what are you improving? What are you reasons?

I write, because I have fallen in love with the people who live in my head. No, I don’t need medication. I am talking about the characters that grow out of nothing but have such amazing stories to tell. At least to me their stories are amazing. I write because I give them a voice. I also write because if I leave them screaming on the inside of me I feel like my head is going to explode. I truly feel like I am going mad and I can’t think straight. I will admit that I become VERY grumpy and hard to communicate with. These are the main reasons why I write. I love to visit the worlds these voices live in, and for just a few moments escape the mundane and predictability of my own.

Apart from my self-serving reasons, I write because I like to share. If you go to the theater and see a movie that was a roller coaster ride from the opening credits to the very end, you want to share it with someone else. This is why I write. It is to improve and I suppose on some level to impress because isn’t giving delight a form of impression? I don’t know.

We are creative beings created by an imaginative, CREATIVE GOD. We are made in His image, not with fingers and toes and noses but with the power and the need to create. It is in our nature to give life, mold it, share it.

So why do you, fellow Soup Seeker, why do you take up your pen or punch the keyboard each day? ( I love the sound the keys make. It’s one of the best kinds of music.) Do you write to impress or to improve? I would love to hear your story.

 

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2 thoughts on “Why do you Write?

  1. To improve. The worlds in my mind…the creative, helps me to live in this world. Writing, for me, is exploratory, strenuous, cathartic. It helps me see and understand.

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