What Do you Love most About Writing?

By on December 31, 2016
What Do you Love most About Writing? - Writer's Life.org

Being a writer has its ups and downs. There are no doubt times where you find sitting down to write frustrating, laborious, even painful. Yes, there are times where we hate are writing, but, for the most part it brings us great joy and satisfaction - and that’s why we continue to do it.

Thinking about why you love writing so much can be very helpful during those tougher times where the words just won’t come out the way you want them to or you are feeling stuck for ideas. Reminding ourselves of why we do what we do will allow us to see beyond the dark cloud and acknowledge that while it is certainly difficult, writing is simply something that we couldn’t live without.

Here are some of the most common answers when writers are asked ‘what do you love most about writing?’

How many of them sound like you?

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Joy

Writing brings writers great joy. It is how they find happiness. There is nothing more wonderful then producing a piece of work we are proud of, and the process of writing when we find our groove and really get into it bring us pleasure like nothing else.

Satisfaction

Writing can be incredibly satisfying. Setting up and achieving ones goals is extremely rewarding. We can see how we are progressing, changing our writing voice and developing our writing style. We get more readers, better reviews, sell more books - this is all incredibly rewarding and satisfying as we see our hard work pay off.

To have made something

To produce a piece of writing is very creative. Once you have finished you can print it and physically hold it in your hands. Once you put your writing out there it is there for eternity and there is something very profound about that.

For catharsis

For many writers writing is all about exploring their feeling and emotions, helping to make sense of things and seeing hidden truths within themselves that, without writing, they may not have reached.

To explore the depths of your imagination

Writing allows us to have vivid, wild, uncontrollable imaginations. There is no other career that allows us to explore our imaginations in quite the same way.

To connect and share with others

Writers love writing because it reaches out to others, it forms bridges between people and opens up paths of communication. Writing is a gift that writers can give to other people, to move them, to enhance their knowledge, to entertain them or help them with their own journey of self-discovery. And that is a great gift indeed.

Writing truly is a wonderful part of our lives, and even when it challenges us it still is something that we love and certainly couldn’t live without. So what is it that makes you love to write? We’d love to know!

Bethany Cadman -author of 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers'

Bethany Cadman -author of 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers'

About Bethany Cadman

Bethany Cadman is an author and freelance writer. Her highly anticipated debut novel 'Doctor Vanilla's Sunflowers' is available on Amazon as both an eBook and a paperback. You can find it here - http://tinyurl.com/z47t8qf

One Comment

  1. Don Falloon

    March 7, 2017 at 2:35 am

    My writing is all you’ve shared and more. In my youth my writing was a way of making my own adventures, and in my teens it was a means of finding my voice and dealing with growing up. An ADHD adult, I didn’t complete my first novel ‘Hiding Behind Thunder’ (2011) until I was 53 years old, building an adventure steeped in my love of historic NASCAR. ‘Heart of Ezdar'(2012) was my tongue-in-cheek Sci-Fi adventure that explored some bizarre hypnogogic experiences from my 40s. After 4 years of not being able to put pen to paper while dealing with my wife’s breast cancer, I’m now back in the saddle with ‘SPECTRUM’ a Batman-esque hero whose perseverance is rooted in my wife’s bravery that I intend to have out in a couple months. Keep up the great articles!

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