Apparently today is ‘National Day of Writing’.
And the hashtag #whyIwrite is trending on Twitter.
(by the way, if you’re a writer who isn’t on Twitter then you need to join immediately – look out for a post on that in the immediate future)
Browsing the hashtag is fascinating. I never knew there were so many reasons to write.
They range from the worthy:
To the amusing (at least I think he’s joking):
Whether it’s your own personal form of therapy:
Or a way to communicate more freely:
All these reasons are valid, and all will strike a chord with writers.
But the one that really stood out to me was this:
I write because I enjoy using language, I write because it helps me focus, I write because it pays the bills.
But ultimately I write because I have to. I just can’t imagine doing anything else.