With few exceptions, we writers make little money in exchange for our talent. We might be admired, and parents might be proud of their child’s writing ability, but I’ve never heard one say, “I really hope my kid will become a writer.”
We write to express ourselves; to tell our side of the story, whatever the story is.
We write to share our ideas and our perspective with a world that might not even be listening.
Some writers might hope their words eventually will make their ideas immortal. It’s happened.
For many writers a situation isn’t fully comprehensible or real until they write about it. I write to grasp experience and make sense of it.
If you want to be a writer, have you ever asked yourself why? If you’ve got some answers, please share them in a comment!
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