I came across a wonderful collection of essays discussing why we write. One of my favorite essays happened to be highlighted on Go Into The Story. While I’m not into screenwriting, I could easily relate to these essays. So, why do I write?
I write because I have something to say. I do not remember a time in my life when I didn’t enjoy books, whether I could read or not. My Mom read to me as a small child, and I grew up in a home that valued storytelling. That truly gets to the root of why I write: I have a compelling story to share. I don’t want that collection of stories I carry around in my head to die with me. I want them to live on, even if only a handful of people appreciate them. It is as simple as that.