Why Do You Write?
Can a writer have a horrible vocabulary? I was barely average on the ACT or GRE in language arts, and I far more excelled in math. Now I am a scientist, but I still want to write. I need to write - even if I'm not a gifted writer, even if I am never published. It's just something that I must do to feel like I am really alive.
The gift of writing....
I no longer think it is a facility for words, or an active imagination, that makes one a writer. I don't even think it is a way of seeing the world uniquely. I have rather come to believe that it is a way of feeling: things move you, deeply, and then you feel as if every cell in your body must pay attention to what is moving you, with a sense of something like urgecy. People like this grope to find something to express the feeling - a pen, a brush, a keyboard...And that is how art is made. Not always, but often. (Ken Gire, Relentless Pursuit page 51).
To my blogging friends - why do YOU write?