Writing is therapeutic. I write to get out what I find myself unable to say. I recently wrote about my dad almost a year after he passed away because it took me that long to even be able to do that. It helps me to work through my feelings and be able to move on. Sometimes it just takes time.
Writing is entertaining. I honestly don’t know if anyone is entertained by anything that I write, but it’s nice to think that they might be. Flash fiction is fun because you can be creative and silly without the commitment of a novel. I’m not sure if I have a novel in me. I wrote one for Nanowrimo a few years ago, but it’s daunting to think about the editing process so I haven’t tackled it yet.
Writing helps me focus. I write when I’m in church because it helps me to take in what is being said. Hopefully then I can apply it to my life to become a better person.
Writing is nice. I write notes on cards to people when they are sick, sad, or lonely. My hope is that when someone opens their mailbox to find something that was handwritten for them, it will bring a smile to their face.
Why do you write? I’m ready to find out what inspires others.