I am reblogging one of my own posts. Blasphemy, probably. But Natalie Amatera answered the survey questions, and I just really wanted to share her lovely answers without their being buried dozens of posts down. Thanks Natalie, for taking the time to share! Anyone else who wants to explain why they do this crazy thing we call writing, please share!
I am in the process of applying to an on-line novel writing certificate program at Stanford University (https://continuingstudies.stanford.edu/writingcertificate). Part of the application process includes, naturally, writing a personal statement. But part of the exercise includes discussing how and why you write. It made me think seriously about why I do this (besides a special mix of self-love and masochism), how (sometimes against my will), and when (at 4:43 AM right now of all times). I hope to hear from other writers about why they engage in this often arduous endurance sport called writing.
I’D LOVE TO HEAR ABOUT:
Who are you besides a writer, and how does that influence your writing life?
What are your writing strengths? Weaknesses?
What are you working on now? How’s it going?
When and how do you work best?
What are your writing tools? A computer? A legal pad and a pencil?…
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