Musings · My Writing

Why I Write

Writing is a bit like sweeping your porch. You sweep the leaves away, but every autumn they come again. No matter how many ideas I have, take note of, or even turn into a poem, a short story, or a novel, there are always more.

I think that’s one reason I love to be a writer. The writer’s world is brimming over with life and beauty, because there are endless opportunities in all those ideas. Each idea is an opportunity for the writer to start a conversation with the reader, by giving a message (or messages) via his or her book. I think that these messages help people to connect, communicate, and improve their quality of life, sometimes. At least, they help people learn, or think, or laugh. This is one of the benefits of writing (and reading). It is a way of sharing.

Every fiction writer loves the moments when s/he is so swept up in his or her writing that s/he doesn’t even know writing is happening. It simply pours out. Those moments feel great for the writer and the reader, for it is those poignant moments that really resound in the work, whether it is a poem, a short story, or a book.

To conclude – writing is what I do, and I could not imagine myself doing anything else. Even when it’s very difficult, my passion for it always supersedes the difficulty. Even though I love doing other things, writing is what I love to do best.

Thank you for letting me share with you a little bit about why I write!

Chaitanya

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