Why I Write…

Why I Write….

I write to give life to the ideas swirling inside my head…

I write to free my soul from the death grip my nagging inner monologue of doubt has on it…

I write because I have a love affair with the English language—its beauty, its complexity…

I write to express my faith, my doubts, my fear…

I write to ask the questions no one in church says out loud…

I write to gain perspective on what I think I know, what I do know, and what I need to know better…

I write…

Why do you write? Or better, Why do you NOT write?

3 thoughts on “Why I Write…

  1. Ah, one of my favorite topics! The real question is “Why do I write when I’m not getting paid for it?” 🙂 It might sound like a sad way to think about it, but I do write for a living and I also do a lot of writing that doesn’t earn me a penny, so it’s a question worth asking.

    Ultimately, I have been compelled to write for as long as I can remember. My mind has always been filled with stories to tell—most of them are the types of real-life stories I wish someone was telling me as I muddle along through life.

    Writing also keeps me thinking—sometimes about new ideas, and other times about “old” ideas in new ways. Blogging has the added benefit of satisfying the extrovert in me, giving me many opportunities to engage in conversation as we sort out this messy and complicated life together.

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