Tuesday, August 30, 2016

WHY DO I WRITE?

                 Writing has been an important part of my life since I was a preteen.
                 I started with the popular and simple: a daily diary under lock & key.
                 I quickly began to write poems and short stories.
                 When I was in college I began to write my first novel.

Writing is therapeutic:

             I "talked" about my feelings, fears, and possible solutions to a dysfunctional childhood.
             I was free to express myself without repercussions.
             I always felt better after I wrote anything.

Writing is fun:

             When writing I can create the world and people however I want them to be.
             I can say just about anything I want without repercussions.
             I tell jokes or funny stories.
             I share inspirational thoughts, quotes, stories.

Writing is educational:

             In school my two favorite assignments were book reports and term papers.
             In college essay tests were my favorite.
            When I wrote Davida: Model & Mistress I did a lot of research.
             I have written several articles for nursing and health journals.

Plain and simply put, I love to write. I get lost in my own world and enjoy the creativity and the learning experience. And that is why I write.

                             Quotes from some famous authors:

“When I sit down to write a book, I do not say to myself, ‘I am going to produce a work of art.’ I write it because there is some lie that I want to expose, some fact to which I want to draw attention, and my initial concern is to get a hearing.”

—George Orwell

“I don’t need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me.” —Ray Bradbury,


“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written large in his works.”

—Virginia Woolf


“There are no laws for the novel. There never have been, nor can there ever be.”
—Doris Lessing
“I don’t need an alarm clock. My ideas wake me.”
—Ray Bradbury, WD

1 comment:

  1. Fabulous post, Karen! Thanks so much for sharing. :)

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