There is ALWAYS a reason for a writer to write and, lucky for writers, there are several different ways for them to share their writing.
First off, what is your reason for writing?
I personally write because it is calming and clears the “chattering” from my head. Some days are stressful, we all know that. School was rough, the grocery store was crowded, the traffic was backed up, work was dreadful, kids are screaming, project is due tomorrow, you’re snowed in, someone is ill, pet is missing, etc. The list of stressors goes on and all you want to do is release them and do something that you enjoy. That’s why I blog and keep a journal. Other days, a story begins to manifest in your head, coming to life, introducing you to characters, screaming to be written and remembered! I call this “chattering,” when the voices in your head become so life like that they actually start talking to you inside your head. This is why I write novels and poetry.
Secondly, what are the different ways that you share your writing?
When I was younger, I used to keep a journal (which I am now picking up again.) The journal allowed e to get all of those things out that I didn’t want to share with another human being. Then, I started writing poetry and when I wanted to share them, I submitted them to a county wide magazine (Exposures published 5 of my poems and 2 pieces of artwork.) When I entered college I started taking up creative writing classes (the BEST thing that ever happened to my writing!) Soon, I was sharing my work in person with my peers. This led me to WEbook.com, an online writing community (HIGHLY RECOMMENDED! Both Donna and I are members.) And finally, that led me to blogging (another amazing milestone in my life!)
Now, what about you?
What is your reason for writing?
How do you share your writing?