Why do you write?
This probably sounds like a daft question, considering we could ask the same thing of people in all walks of life. Naturally I have my own reasons for wanting to write and I’ve come across other writers’ answers during televised interviews and so on. So I’ve attempted a summary of responses. Perhaps you can recognise your own reasons in at least one of them. You may have some I haven’t touched upon. Anyway, here they are:
- To write has been a long-held ambition.
Often, when young people are faced with the question of why they want to pursue a particular career their immediate response is, ‘I’ve always wanted to …’ Many years ago, at my college interview, I was asked, ‘Why do you want to teach?’ At school we’d had it drummed into our heads that if the question arose on interview, we did not just reply, ‘I’ve always wanted…
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