Why I Write

There have always been a lot of things in my head that never get said out loud. But I write them down. My friends think I’m a quiet person. Actually, it’s just that I don’t know anyone who wants to listen to me talk about the things I’m interested in. So I write them down.

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Author: Virginia DeBolt

Writer and teacher who writes blogs about web education, writing practice, and pop culture.

4 thoughts on “Why I Write”

  1. Why do I write?
    As a form of catharsis, prying up the old embedded rocks and stumps of my mind, to reveal the worms and grubs and slimy things of my hidden guilt, fears, and sins.
    To air them out and somehow perhaps get power to banish them, or at least to understand them.
    Sometimes I write for sympathy, but that’s a cheap play, and I’m trying to limit it.
    I think we all write for approbation, hoping our work make a difference to someone.
    I write because it is the best way that I can express myself, and I always have the chance to proofread so there is less regret of saying things clumsily or wrongly.

  2. Writing finds for me the new “me” every time I write. Not for me to justify the expression. Instead get lost into the flow and the creative process. As i write new vistas of story telling and characterization open up. Sometimes the creative stops flowing form sometime, at that time my identity of a writer gets questioned. The reaffirmation starts when the creative juices start flowing again. But when I come out of this then I look at my unfulfilled dream of being an author rises up and then I see why I write.

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