Jay Lake (jaylake) wrote,
Jay Lake
jaylake

[writing] Why do you write?

Why do you write? Why do any of us write? Here’s some of my reasons.

  • I have something to say (though I am rarely if ever didactic)
  • I like the sound of my own voice, so to speak
  • I am in love with the language itself
  • Storytelling is fun
  • I want to be read
  • I want to be remembered as have added something of value to the world

Always hoped that I’d be an apostle
Knew that I would make it if I tried
Then when we retire we can write the gospels
So they’ll still talk about us when we’ve died

What about you? Why do you write?

Originally published at jlake.com. You can comment here or there.

Tags: music, personal, process, writing
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