Write down in one sentence why you want to write.

@Lotswits (176)
Hong Kong
August 22, 2010 3:15am CST
"I want to write to get rich." Yeah, I used to think I could write very hard to earn lots of money, but it was not true. I cannot do such of the thing. "I want to write heal myself." Well...Seriously speaking, I can't give myself a credit, I am not a happy person, I am broke, shallow, ignorance, so how can a doctor cure his patience while he is dying? "I write to entertain myself." Nope, it can't be a cup of my tea, as it takes efforts, time, and determination to nurture a good article. "I write to entertain the others." That's significant. A talent writer often write to amuse their readers. They are successful since then. However, I am not familiar to excite someone else. I'm rather boring. "I write, so I am." Good! This is it!
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@irishidid (8730)
• United States
22 Aug 10
I write because the words have to go somewhere.
@Lotswits (176)
• Hong Kong
27 Aug 10
So, every writer is an emotional artist, right?
@irishidid (8730)
• United States
27 Aug 10
Actually I made that up as a snarky comment to all the silly lines people come up with for why they write. "My heart would explode if I didn't write" and corny lines like that. I guess some writers are emotional. I'm not. I can write a very graphic scene of dismemberment one page and a touching reunion scene on the next.
@irishidid (8730)
• United States
28 Aug 10
I have to add-I write because my fans are waiting on the sequel.
@CatGods (4595)
• United States
26 Aug 10
My tested I.Q is 148, which is way above average. This makes me smarter than the average bear. Plus I can think and I have problem solving skills. Imagine that and go figure....LOL.
@Lotswits (176)
• Hong Kong
27 Aug 10
I've heard that the IQ of "a writer" is on that very level. So you may get the talent to write. However, I don't think it is the most important feature that a writer has.
@irishidid (8730)
• United States
28 Aug 10
My autistic daughter is a fantastic writer and she scores low on the tests. Writing has nothing to do with how smart you are.
• India
24 Aug 10
I want to write
@Lotswits (176)
• Hong Kong
27 Aug 10
I want to laugh.
• India
27 Aug 10
I want to hug
@Catana (736)
• United States
22 Aug 10
It's what I do best and what I love doing. I've been writing most of my life, but never got around to finishing anything until I completed a novel last year during National Novel Writing Month. I guess that pushed a button and made me realize that I really do love to write. It just took a while to figure out what kind of writing I wanted to do. Not articles!
@Lotswits (176)
• Hong Kong
27 Aug 10
Wow, congrat!! I wish I could write a novel too. Actually, I think a good novel is not easy, it needs plenty of the practice, you know?
@irishidid (8730)
• United States
28 Aug 10
Article writing is not a bad thing and it is good practice. It also forces you to learn how to research. Lots-millions have written a novel. Writing a good one is a different matter. The nano (I forget the rest) is nothing but writing as fast as you can-not writing well. This is not to say anything negative about Catana. Even the best writer has to be edited.
@sushie93 (1359)
• France
29 Aug 10
I want to write to put my imagination into a book.
@Lotswits (176)
• Hong Kong
19 Sep 10
Imagination is the most important ingredient in a novel. Einstein said it is greater than knowledge. He always thought outside the box. That was why people called him a genius. He, the famous physicist, of course was an imaginative person, but I would think he was creative. How to be a crative person? This is a question that I should ask myself all the time.
@ania66 (78)
• Philippines
22 Aug 10
I write to represent.
@Lotswits (176)
• Hong Kong
27 Aug 10
Represent yourself...or the others?
@puccagirl (7316)
• Israel
22 Aug 10
I want to write because I have always loved writing. I don't know why, but that is just the way it has always been for me, for some reason. So why not try to use it for something, you know?
@Lotswits (176)
• Hong Kong
27 Aug 10
Yes! To be a novelist.
• China
22 Aug 10
Although i am not the best of writers, I write to learn new things and increase my knowledge, it's not a bad idea after all since i am still in school, a Writer should have deep knowledge what's he writing about and i am happy i know a lot of stuff because of my reading excursions.
@Lotswits (176)
• Hong Kong
27 Aug 10
Yeah, school is an exellent place to write! Hope you still enjoy learning. What a chinese proverb said " there is no best writer in the world, and there is no fighter who has come to the second could still survive."
@ip5217 (1656)
• Philippines
22 Aug 10
There are so many reasons why I write. First of all, I write to generate extra income during my extra time. I'd rather spend this extra time productively than going going to the malls. Secondly, I write because I want to share my knowledge to other people. Third, I write because I want to unleash my inner feelings.
@Lotswits (176)
• Hong Kong
27 Aug 10
Money, knowledge/sharing, and feelings release. What a strange combination, but I like it.
@sjhaeki (798)
• Philippines
3 Oct 10
"I want to write because ideas keep running in my head until i type it down." well, I certainly never thought of writing to earn in the first place. I just enjoyed writing stories and when others gave me good reviews it makes me happy and makes me want to write more. I guess, "I write because I am" as your last statement goes works as well too.
@greenline (14864)
• Canada
29 Aug 10
I have a number of reasons why I want to write. Any way, here is the one reason which comes up on top of all other reasosns. "I want to write because writing is the hobby I enjoy most since my jounger days" And, now a days, I can make some earnings too, doing nothing else but just enjoying my favorite hobby.
@jlamela (4909)
• Philippines
28 Aug 10
"I write because the idea keeps banging on my head" and if I won't spell these things out, maybe I would go mad..hahaha! Seriously, I write because I want to tell the world that I have this kind of story that need to be read by millions and also I write because I want to earn money so that I can have a European tour..hehe
@GemmaR (8526)
26 Aug 10
I want to write because I want people to hear about my ideas, and enjoy them. Expanding upon that: I love letting people know what I feel, and seeing whether or not they share those same opinions about things. I love the fact that I am able to share the knowledge that I have aboue certain things with other people who might not have had that knowledge if they had not read my articles, books or poems.
@enyniya (300)
• Bulgaria
26 Aug 10
"I write because I want to express myself" I love the words! They are probably to most lethan and powerful weapon in the world, they are also the most kind and the most gentle way of expressing emotions.