Why we write

It’s just crazy. I made a list of the reasons why people (including myself) write. As I examined the list, I realized these are not reasons why people write, they are why people started to write. They were the original motivators.
If people wrote to get rich they would give up after a year or five. It isn’t going to happen.
If people wrote to get famous, they eventually get to the understanding it’s easier to fake a YouTube and get famous than to write a book, sell it, make a lot of money then write more and be famous.
If people wrote to get dates, they quickly figure out that it’s easy to SAY you’re a writer working on a novel than actually doing it.
So, why do we write?
My conclusion is that most of us cannot not write.

About 3by3 writing method

The author of 12 books, half of them textbooks, two novels and three self help. has struggled with his challenges of completion, distractions, plotting and writers block. Finally after getting stopped I stopped and analyzed what was going on and spent a lot of introspection, research and reading trying to locate the source of these issues. The result of was the 3by3 writing method - a three step program to start and then continue the process of completing a story all the way to publication.
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2 Responses to Why we write

  1. Jeuron says:

    That is a good point. I think alot of people make up elaborate reasons to justify why they write, but as you know (since you’re a real writer), at the end of the day, it’s all about doing it for the passion. Writing is something that one must absolutely love doing in order to get any fulfillment out of it. It’s the same with blogging. People may not read or comment on my stuff, but there is no better feeling than when I press the publish button after laboring over an intense blog entry.

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