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Thursday, June 11, 2015

Why? Do you write again?

How's it going? Any gains?




I'm going back to my roots with this post, so if I sound a bit funny, it's only that all Dubliners *are* a bit funny.

In the head - at about seven, if they're even up.




That being said, I have a question, which shall be revealed as soon as I drop these several product placement commercials into my post so you don't even notice.



Luckily, I'm charming, so you probably won't even notice...


 I'm obviously not choosing product placement over mad writing skills (or a weird sense of ego!) but I want to make a buck or too, right?

My point is.... Most of us Scribblers would love to at least eke out a living from the passionate soul that is our, poor writer's dilemma.

Few of us ever make enough money to write full time.... so....

WHY do *you* write???


17 comments:

Elephant's Child said...

All of you write to feed this readaholics obsession. And I am very, very grateful.

Jo said...

Yes that's true, to feed our obsession with reading. Thank you all you authors.

Suzi said...

I started writing because the characters in my head wouldn't shut up. I know that makes me sound crazy, but I'm sure many writers will understand. :)

Deanie Humphrys-Dunne said...

I started writing to share my stories with children. I love what I'm doing and hopefully some young readers feel the same.

Yolanda Renee said...

It's either put it on paper or disappear into a world of my own making while in the real world I'm stuffed full of drugs while others try to coax me to talk about it because talking about it cures all... There's nothing crazy about that! I SAID, THERE'S NOTHING CRAZY ABOUT THAT! RIGHT!
:) Good question.

Patrick Stahl said...

Most often I write because I want to entertain people or because I've read/seen/encountered something that makes me want to try to create something equally awesome myself. Sometimes I write to let emotions out or to try to help out my friends (writing stories catered toward them).

Debra McKellan said...

Someone else needs to listen to the voices in my head besides me.

Loni Townsend said...

I write because I love torturing my character and watching him go crazy and yet wield awesome power... Sorry, I have a twisted mind. I'm one of those weird people would wants to write her series and would be satisfied there. Guess that makes me not a natural born writer, just someone who wants to tell a story.

dolorah said...

Just a hobby for me; a way of passing time that could, possibly, someday, maybe reap millions. If EL James can do it, why not me :)

S.P. Bowers said...

I've been asking myself that a lot lately. I have a lot of answers, but they don't always work. I keep writing though, even when I think I want to stop. I guess I just have to.

M.J. Fifield said...

I write because I love it (even when I hate it). If I happen to have readers who happen to love it (or even like it) too, then that's just icing on the cake, I guess. And like Loni, I do love torturing characters. Doing that in real life is considered so unacceptable, you know?

Nice product placement...

Melissa said...

I write because I love it and it supplements our income and improves our standard of living a bit. Sinking into my stories and blocking out the real world for a while is my therapy.

klahanie said...

Greetings, Sir Mazza dude, n'stuff,

Your writing is magically delicious and oh how you like to use the images to describe your amazing yet incredibly shy, good self :)

I never gave a dog's bollock about writing. No worries, no pressure, no editing, just a bit of verbalisation that I share, at times, coming from an angle of empathy.

My former next door neighbour is from Dublin. He talks real fast and I think he's funny. Then again, I'm only guessing because I could barely make out what the hell he was saying. Something about "craic"!

Laters, dude.

Gary :)

klahanie said...

Oh, I just tried to subscribe to "follow by email", so I could keep better track of you. It seems you don't have the application enabled.

I'm outta' here......

Susan Gourley/Kelley said...

I write because I love creating stories. I've been at it more than eight years now and I'm finally making money but I wouldn't call it a living.

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

I never wrote to make money. That's been a bonus. I just wrote so I could read the stories I couldn't find elsewhere.
Ironically, I've never read any of my books after they were published...

Tyrean Martinson said...

I write because I've been writing, daydreaming, and making up stories all my life. Plus, I think it's kind of a crazy obsessive compulsive thing - it can't be helped. I would love to make money, but I know that will be a bonus . . . someday.

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