Monday, 3 February 2014
Why Do You Write? - Heather Dyer
I don't find writing easy. Sometimes, when things feel particularly difficult, I wonder why I'm still sitting at the computer getting a bad back when I could be out there living a life. So I wrote a list of the reasons why I think I write.
Why do I write?
To learn what I think.
To preserve beautiful moments or images.
To discover truths.
To make children laugh inwardly.
To give children somewhere to go.
For the pleasure of arranging words as precisely as musical notes.
To feel as though I'm revealing a story that pre-exists.
To feel I'm receiving communications from something bigger.
To go on an adventure.
To make something that reflects my self.
To contribute something positive.
To make something that goes beyond me.
To make something that lasts after me.
Why do you write?