View Full Version : Why do you enjoy writing?

09-25-2005, 07:52 AM
The question seems almost too simple. Why do you enjoy writing? Whether it be a short story, your next novel, or simply blogging, what is it about writing that you like?

09-25-2005, 07:26 PM
I have honestly know idea, im guessing it has something to do with chemical reactions in my brain, but who knows? :bigsmile:

Inwe Ringil
09-26-2005, 09:50 PM
I like writing because my brain comes up with really stupid things sometimes and I like to share them with others.

09-29-2005, 08:16 AM
I love writing because I allows me to create worlds and people I'd like to read about myself! It also gives me a massive sense of achievement. What could be better than seeing a novel grow before your eyes and know that YOU wrote it?

the name is mac
10-19-2005, 04:57 PM
We all love writing...but my reasons are different from yours and vice versa...i enjoy writing because it takes me to a place unknown to both you and I...I want to get away from actual reality and to somewhere i have never been before or maybe revisit my favorite place. Writing helps me see things in a new light...usually that makes me feel bad if i'm writing about someone in particular....I love the feeling of the thoughts flow out of my head through my arm and out of my pen onto paper in form of ink. I just love the feeling that I belong to world of the unknown....:amuse:

10-20-2005, 04:49 AM
Ah! The flowing thing. I know what you mean. Fountains pens are so good for that. I do get some funny looks when I'm writing on the tram though...

10-20-2005, 01:29 PM
I think when I'm writing I'm usually writing about myself. I mean the characters in my stories and poems usually represent some part of me that I don't usually show, even if the character seems like my total opposite. Does that make any sense?

10-21-2005, 03:46 AM
Makes sense to me! I try NOT to do that, but it is difficult not to put a little of myself in my heroines.

10-21-2005, 03:41 PM
I think the reason i don't try to exclude myself from the characters in my writing is because thats why i write. I write because i only get to live my life once and in only one way so i think when i write i'm kind of exploring the different sides of me that i most likely won't discover in reality. I just do it through different characters and i think i couldn't really write a character and not in some sense be writing about myself.

10-23-2005, 09:09 PM
i like writing because i have to express the thoughts coming out of my head somehow, and people think its wierd if youre in 8th grade and your talking to yourself, even though sometimes i still do. :toung: when you write you also become like a god, i know this sounds dumb, but believe me im a nerd and proud of it, you control emotions, people, weather, everything, and most important you can escape your own feelings or emotions, like when i broke up with my boyfriend, i wrote nonstop, focusing all my emotions in a senseless story, and no it did not involve him getting hurt, or him at all.

10-23-2005, 10:08 PM
It's good to focus emotions into something even if it's completely different...everyone channels things differently!

I like writing because it's a fun way to get all this junk out of my head. My head is like my closet. It's jammed full of all this random crap, who knows what's in there or why or where the sense is if there is any at all...and I'm thinking about things, and stories, all the time. It's great to actually do something with the scenarios I imagine for myself, take them furthur.

Also, writing does good things to my system. I didn't write all of September, and I was feeling pretty tired, somewhat despairing...then I sat down, took two afternoons and banged out seven pages, and felt great for a week.

10-24-2005, 03:51 AM
It can be a kind of therapy I suppose. Although, Isis, the couple of times I've written that much in one go, it left me feeling pretty exhausted! I was amazed at how much energy writing can take out of you. It was still a gret feeling though!
Does anyone else find themselves thinking of entire plotlines/characters etc in an instant, then forgetting them a moment later?

10-26-2005, 09:33 AM
I write to express myself--my strongest emtions, my opinions, my worries, my desires, my goals. I put all of it into my writing. I've just always done it that way. I don't really try to figure out why or what for.

11-03-2005, 05:15 PM
i enjoy blogging for a nice display of stream-of-consciousness, and i enjoy writing short short stories because they have to be so carefully crafted. when they are, you get this feeling of contentedness.

11-07-2005, 12:09 AM
Why do I enjoy writing? Well, for me writing brings remarkable freedom. If I'm writing something creative I love the sense of being in control over what happenes to my characters and the "God-like" sense of power you have over the plot and workings of the world.
When writing informative pieces I enjoy expressing my opinions in my own unique way. If you present your arguments in the correct way people will never challenege you. However, if you present an argument in a weak manner you will be less respected and your opinions will not be taken seriously.


11-07-2005, 08:42 PM
If I'm writing something creative I love the sense of being in control over what happenes to my characters and the "God-like" sense of power you have over the plot and workings of the world.

I have that same feeling when I'm writing


01-14-2007, 10:22 PM
i like writing because it just is fun. you are the author so ur in control . I like inventing new characters and new places... i love the feeling that i get when i feel my brain get a new idea.... i cant really explain what writing does to me... because im sure its really different people, to some people its a job to other its thier hobby... for me its my job cause im going to a author!!!!:)

01-15-2007, 01:27 AM
Well, my main reason for writing is just because I like to be heard and feel the words flow through my body out of my fingertips. Recently, money has been a great motivator to write too lol.

01-23-2007, 09:41 PM
When I write it's almost like watching a movie and then i just write down what happens. It's really freeing because I have to let go of everything to focusing on the characters (what they are saying, how to set up the next event, relationships). It's like a parallel universe, and it's my job to share it.