why I write

Today is the National Day on Writing–an initiative supported by NCTE and the National Writing Project. It seems a little silly for me to post this, because I haven’t written any posts here since April. But writing remains a vital part of my life.

I write because the process helps me organize my thinking.

I write because being able to do so is a gift and an opportunity that I don’t want to miss out on.

I write because there are opinions and perspectives that I think need to be shared.

I write because it makes me feel happy, and satisfied, and complete.

I write to help others along the way,

I write to find out more about who I really am.

Why do you write?

One thought on “why I write

  1. Donna Smith says:

    Great list! It got me thinking about it for me. Sometimes it is to get down a feeling that I’m not sure of and I want to investigate it more. Sometimes it is because I AM sure of a feeling and need to cement it in time. Some days I hear or think of a word and silliness ensues. What ever the reason, I also recently have had in the back of my mind that my grandchildren and great-grandchildren will be able to read some of my thoughts years from now. How cool is that? I wish I could read something my grandmothers wrote about their lives and feelings.

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