Wednesday, January 4, 2017

Question of the Day

What motivates you to write?

I write for many reasons. Mostly it's a way to escape the pressures of reality and find a tiny piece of sanity in my mind.

I have a very vivid imagination and often have detailed or lucid dreaming events. Images drill into my brain, dance around weaving a story and force them way out into the written word. I think if I didn't have an outlet in the form of writing I would have severe issues. Writing is a coping mechanism for me and many times I find myself looking back on the words I write and wonder if I'm really the person who wrote them.

Share your writing motivation!


  1. I write because I love creating. I enjoy the process of making something from my thoughts. Being able to share that with others is a bonus.

  2. I've written for many reasons. Sometimes I hear/see a story in music and must put it down. Sometimes it's to work through a personal difficulty. Sometimes to explore places/ideas/things I wouldn't normally. Sometimes it's because the voices in my mind (characters) won't be quiet any other way. All of those and more.

  3. I write because I have stories I want to tell. It really is that simple.

  4. I have always had the urge, ever since I was a kid and furiously writing stories in pencil on binder paper. Some of which I still have! Made a little progress since then . . .

    1. I write because I love to write and share my stories with others.

  5. I write because I love to bring my imagination to life, but what really motivates me to write is when I see an awe-inspiring movie, or read a masterpiece of a book, or watch a magnificent television show and wish I had written it. Nothing can compare to that feeling of wanting to accomplish what they did and want to replicate it with your own voice, your own work and your own passion.

  6. Boredom, sheer simple boredom is what got me started. A month later the story of Valkyrie had taken on a life of its own. With Malice and Legends it's my writing partner. The charming and ever lovely Mrs Mara Reitsma!

    I found writing with a partner is easier. Its like having a conversation.

  7. There are several reason that I write. One of them is that the characters won't leave me alone until I do. The other reason is a bit more personal as it is one way I have been working through issues regarding my past without actually digging through my own past (complicated, I know, but if it works for the time being I'm happy).