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What Do you Love most About Writing?
By Bethany Cadman on December 31, 2016
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?
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.
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 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!