Jon Gibbs (jongibbs) wrote,
Jon Gibbs
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Why do you write?


For many (if not most) writers, making up stories is so much a part of who we are that we can’t imagine not doing it, but whatever the cause of our compulsion  we all want different things.

Me, I want to make a good living as an author, but not every writer wants to carve out a career for him/herself. 

Many folks are content with the idea of publishing a few stories in paying publications and perhaps, one day, a novel. Some folks write mostly for themselves, keeping their work hidden from all but close family and friends. Some bypass the publication progress altogether and try to reach a wider audience by making their work available online, for free.   

All of the above reasons are perfectly valid, but whatever our motivation, writers have one thing in common. We all love writing (most of the time).

How about you?

Why do you write?

 

Why do you write?

I want to make a career as a writer
22(38.6%)
I want to see my stories in print
6(10.5%)
I write for myself, anything else is a bonus
17(29.8%)
Something else, which I'll explain in a commentl
12(21.1%)



 


 

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