Why I Write

pigments by renovatura

I write because I can’t help myself.

I write to think about deeper meanings, to make connections between my world and the vast world out there.

I write because I am compelled to write. At times it is a need I must fill, an itch I must scratch.

I write to make sense of the jumble of thoughts.

I write to inform, to compel, to impact.

I write to influence, to encourage, to embolden, to strengthen – myself and others.

I write to pass on what I’ve been given.

I write to make hard things easier, to explain and to mediate and to bridge the gaps in life.

I write to express aspects of myself that are otherwise hidden.

Why do you write?

Written By: Angela Magnotti Andrews
Instructions: Write about the reasons you write.
Source: Crafting the Personal Essay, by Dinty Moore (Cincinnati, Writer’s Digest Books, 2010)

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