Why Do You Write?

Why do you write?


I get a lot of mixed reactions when I say I’m a writer and I actually find it really hard to say it. I’m not sure if I find it so hard to say, because I myself don’t really believe that I am a writer or I’m worried about speaking about my manuscript.

When people ask me, ‘What do you do?’

I want to say, ‘A great many things.’ Because it’s true. I don’t feel like I’m limited to one particular thing. I feel like my answer defines me, but I don’t want to be defined by my career or work choices. I am a writer, I am a university student, I am a mum, I am an childhood educator, but yet I am so much more than that.

Are you published and why do you like writing is a question I get all the time.

I’m not published, but I will be and why I write, well, there is a great many reasons why I write.

48 thoughts on “Why Do You Write?

  1. I write because all of the truth that I think I learn in my life of discovery means nothing at all if I don’t share it with others.
    I write because I love the way that it makes me feel like I am connected to anyone that takes a moment to read what I have written.
    I write because if I didn’t I would explode into data strings all over the walls.
    I must share me or I will have wasted me.
    I write because…….
    Like your post.
    Tony R

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  2. I think you summed up the greatest reason to write! Simply, because we are ourselves and at times we must do. Doing what we must and can with the words we have. So the heart of communication is a unknown working but a force well written. Loved your ideas. Congrats on being published soon!

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    • Even as a teenager I would write in my journal everyday. I would write personal things, lyrics, anything to get things off my chest. It’s amazing the power of putting pen to paper! I like how you put it, ‘Doing what we must and can with the words with have.’ Thanks!! x

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  3. Love this! I write because I need to in order to be my best self. Throughout life if I steer away from writing, it is quite amazing how I always find myself right back. Great post! 😄

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  4. Jennifer, so well said. Writers are compelled to write, whether to tell a story, give an instruction, clear their head, or convey their heart. It is the only way I’ve found to connect ideas that don’t otherwise do so. I say, I feel like my words need a home, and writing (on a blog _ at least for now) is the best way I know how to do this.

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  5. Jennifer you are more than a writer, you are a beautiful spirit whose radiance brings love alive within many hearts. I find that what I share is part of my spirits breath. My mother and her mother, and her mother are blessed to have native american ancestry. My mother also said I was very spiritual, so the life in my words I always feels comes from the great spirit, who showered my soul with his love to share with all. You are wonderfully the same. More than a writer, your spirit shares many treasures alive within. God bless!

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    • Wendell, I have tears in my eyes reading this. How incredibly beautiful. I have always felt connected, open and spiritual, sometimes I push it back because I don’t truly understand it, Does this make sense? Thank you for your beautiful words. I feel so uplifted.


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