Thursday, October 20, 2011


Today is the National Writing Project's Why I Write: A Celebration of the National Day on Writing

It's made me stop and think a lot about why I write.

I write because it's an opportunity to explore my creative side. As a busy wife and mother, with a job at OSU and a family business to keep going - I don't have much time to be creative.

Writing lets me make the most of my creative moments. There are no limits. I can explore so many things - my soul, the lives of others, language, even imaginary worlds.

I also write because I am fascinated by the power of words. How things can be communicated, both successfully and unsuccessfully, based on word choice and word order. I love things like connotation, denotation, and context. I love to explore the aspects of language.

But mostly - I write because it's good for me.

And if I get good enough - Perhaps someday it will be 'good' for you too!

Why do you write?

Have a great day. Happy Thursday!