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30 Reasons Why I Write

31 August 2015

From Medium:

1. If I don’t create, I won’t affect the world around me.

2. Writing is the minimum viable product of my life.

3. There’s no despair that can’t be held at bay with words.

4. When people ask what I do, I have something to point to.

5. Having a career and paying bills is treading water for me – writing gives me a purpose.

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17. Right now, we are drafting the future of digital publishing – I wouldn’t trade my place in that for anything.

18. Writing is its own form of innovation.

19. Writing is a skill that can be applied to and is needed by every industry, technology and platform.

20. Being able to write is one of the greatest accomplishments of humanity.

Link to the rest at Medium and thanks to Joshua for the tip.

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16 Comments to “30 Reasons Why I Write”

  1. 31. So the voices in my head will STFU!

  2. Because writing is fun when you get into “the zone”. It’s like taking a trip inside your head. Although, some of those places I go in my books are places I’d never want to stay! lol

  3. Because it’s fun making stuff up and having people pay you for it. Kind of like being a politician but you can do it at home in your boxers.

  4. I may have told this before, so forgive me if you’ve heard it.

    A few years ago, someone asked me why I write. I thought I was being all cool and artsy when I said, “I write for the same reason that a dog scratches at the back door.”

    Now, the answer I had in mind was, Because my stories, like the dog, just have to get out and play.

    But, alas, the person just said, “To poop?”

    So died my clever metaphor.

  5. Only 3 reasons:
    1. I enjoy it.
    2. There are a few people who enjoy reading what I write.
    3. With the hopes that someday I can “retire” and write full-time.

    That is all. I’m not driven or feel that I “have to” or think the world needs to hear what I have to say. I just do it because it’s fun. If it stops being fun, I’ll stop writing.

    And maybe, just maybe, I’ll make a little cash on the side.

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