I reposted this in response to a comment left on the previous post:
“I am inspired to share my story with others, after years of keeping it locked inside me. The thought that it may help people with similar suffering gives me the courage to write. “
Why do you write? What I love about this question is that there are infinite answers. Every writer has his/her unique reasons and those reasons can change based on mood, a phase in life, and/or the particular writing piece.
On one level, this can be a practical question. Seriously, why do you write when it is such a difficult field to succeed in? It can also be a spiritual question. What in your soul calls you to this creative outlet? From other writers, it can be a call for help or community. Why do we do this when it is so hard and it dredges up such painful insecurities? My favorite is when it is a question of wonderment and fascination. How in the world do you think up these ideas and what magical force compels you to see them through?
I’ve been going through a bit of a…
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