The Writers Circle: Why Do We Write?

One of our goals here at Today’s Author is to help all of the writers among us to do what we love to do: write. One of the best ways to accomplish this is by talking to each other and learning from each other.  Our Writers Circle series is designed to do just that – provide a chance for us to discuss writing, editing and publishing questions.

This week’s topic is:

Do you remember the first time you wrote something without it being an assignment from school?  Why did you write it and what made you start thinking of yourself as someone who could write for pleasure?  Now think about your writing today. Why do you continue writing and what keeps you motivated to keep going?


Discuss this topic here in the comments or head on over to the forums to start or engage in a more thorough discussion.


3 thoughts on “The Writers Circle: Why Do We Write?

  1. I can’t not write.

  2. The first time I wrote something was a short play in the 4th grade. I wrote it to amuse my friends. Today I write, well, like Sharon says, “Because I can’t not.” I have found motivation in having a few blog followers who seem to enjoy what I write.

  3. I don’t remember the first time I wrote for pleasure, I think I was always telling stories, with my Nan in particular, and at some point I started to write them down – mainly to get them out of my head and make room for something new! I still tell stories with my daughter and quite a few of them get written in some form or another. I like to write because it crystallises my thoughts and makes me think about words.

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