6 Reasons Why We Write

6 Reasons Why We Write…thank you Georgina Cromarty and Chris Graham!

Why do I write? Perhaps because writing dissolves time… and the powerful emotions aroused by both mundane and sublime events are productively channeled…because I have so much to say and no one who can listen endlessly…because as a maverick muse, I have experiences others who have lived the conventional life may want to hear about and resonate with….and for so many other reasons…

Why do YOU write?

G.L. Cromarty

I want to spill ink onto pages that will break your heart, then mop up the careless mess into words that might fix you.

When we write, we do so for a myriad of reasons that can shift depending on our mood, our environment, events that have happened, or even our time in life.

Sometimes, it is just a bone deep desire that we can neither quantify nor explain. Sometimes we write for a broad spectrum of needs, and sometime for only one.

So, why do we write?

  1. To express how we feel.

Writing at its most fundamental level, is a expression of our inner-most feelings. It doesn’t matter whether you are writing an extreme horror, or a children’s book. We pour our feelings out onto the pages, and may put ourselves into the mind of a psychopath, a soldier, an abandoned child, or a miss-understood teenager. We use our imagination, or…

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