This month’s IWSG topic is: Why do you write what you write?
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November 4 question – Albert Camus once said, “The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” Flannery O’Conner said, “I write to discover what I know.” Authors across time and distance have had many reasons to write. Why do you write what you write?
I would love to say I write because it is my full-time profession. Sadly, I am unable to say that at the moment! However, this is my dream and ambition – so maybe if I was asked the same question in a few years’ time, I might be able to answer differently.
I write what I write because quite simply, I enjoy it. Still in my infancy in terms of a writing career, I find writing incredibly difficult, but this is my passion. Writing has given me an extra dimension, to the extent where I’m not sure what I ever did without it.
Writing fantasy and sci-fi novels and stories comes to me because I enjoy those subjects. I find it even harder to write about things that do not interest me as much, so I stick to what I would like to read myself, and try reflect that in my writing.
For me it is the whole process – not just the actual writing, or typing as the case may be. I simply love to plan a story, dream up twists and permutations, then struggle like hell to get my thoughts down on paper!
Simply put, I love writing, and I love the whole package attached to it. This is why I write what I write.