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Why Do I Write? - Opinion

Short story By: PeaceLoveLingleton

Tags: Write, Writing, Why

I sit and ponder.
Here is the result.

Submitted:Aug 4, 2011    Reads: 22    Comments: 3    Likes: 2   

Why Do I Write?

As I read the work of others, a thought occurs to me.

Why do I write? I know I will never be as good as what I am reading.

Yet still, I continue on, trying to make a name for myself.

Why do I sit blankly in front of a computer, trying to will a sentence out?

I have no real audience, just the few that read a piece or two.

Oh, and the few friends that pity me and read as I ask.

I stare at a screen and hope that something of consequence will come up.

It doesn't.

I write page after page hoping that it is going to be great.

It isn't.

I try my hand at poetry, hoping to wow with my skill at the written word.

I can't.

So, again, why do I write?

For the fun of it.

For the novel inside me that I know is just waiting to be written.

For the love of the written word.

It's a love.

It's an obsession.

It's a need.


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