An easy enough question, right? (See what I did there?). Why do you write? Do you write because you have this overarching need to tell people “your story”? Do you want to share your philosophies? Do you want to teach others? Share with others? Or just tell a story that’s fun?
Everyone has their reasons but one thing I have noticed among writers, they are the thinkers, the feelers, the ones connected, and the observant. People who have a passion to write often doubt their own words and reasons. We feel that “everyone has done that before” and “my words don’t matter”. But they do. They do now more than ever because stories, philosophies, and meanings are forgotten. They need to be told and retold in different ways because each person is different and each story will click with others in unique ways.
Some love mysteries, some explain through romance, some create entire worlds to share, and some simply write direct non-fiction. Your words are needed, your thoughts are needed, and your love of writing is needed.
If you write, don’t doubt why you write. There is a reason for your passion. You don’t have to even explain it; simply listen to it. Don’t be afraid to address it. Don’t be afraid to embrace it. Whatever your reason, write and write well.
Kelly is a mother of a feisty two-year-old and married to a wonderful gamer husband. She has a business blog about compassionate leadership at thewayofaleader.wordpress.com. She writes fiction, non-fiction, and poetry in her spare time.