Good and Bad Reasons to be a Writer--the abridged version
culled from 1,818 Ways to Write Better & Get Published
by Scott Edelstein
- To communicate to others your ideas, emotions, experiences, cares, needs, concerns, questions, and obsessions.
- To grow emotionally, intellectually, psychologically, artistically, and/or spiritually; to help others to do the same.
- To entertain yourself and/or others.
- To leave your mark on the world.
- To play with words, concepts, images, and meanings.
- To provide catharsis--to enable what's inside of you
to come out.
- To hurt other people or take revenge on them.
- To make, or attempt to make, other people miserable, envious, or unhappy.
- To impress others with the fact that you're a writer.
- To make yourself miserable. (If writing makes you miserable, don't be a writer!)
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