Why do you write?

@JosephP (1118)
Jamaica
September 23, 2011 3:34pm CST
We write for many different reasons. Some times it is just to express our emotions, like in a diary, other times it is to try to touch the object of your affection with a poem or it may be to create a great story. What is your purpose when writing?
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@iCeeLuSh (187)
• Philippines
23 Sep 11
My answer to this is 50-50. Why 50-50? 50% is because I write for money and the other half, I write because I want to share something to other people like you and I am a fan of socializing and sharing stories to other people. With this sharing I learn new stuffs and things. By observing I can saw people's behaviors on how they react to those who around them. By writing I can freely express my emotions and can share my problems to those people who can read my notes.
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@JosephP (1118)
• Jamaica
27 Sep 11
That is a great reason to write. Writing can truly affect those who read it.
@WakeUpKitty (8706)
• Netherlands
24 Sep 11
I write mostly for my kids so they know who I was, what I think, how I lived out of my own mouth and not told to them by others (who mostly never took the time to get to know me).
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27 Sep 11
thats a really lovely touching sentiment. i'm sure your kids are very proud of their mummy!
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@JosephP (1118)
• Jamaica
27 Sep 11
Think that is a lovely reason to write my friend
@mantis36 (4237)
• Philippines
24 Sep 11
two reasons.... to earn and to share my opinion....
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27 Sep 11
i feel the same.. it's nice to have opinions and be able to express them and like.. get rewarded for them lol!
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@JosephP (1118)
• Jamaica
27 Sep 11
I agree Chicksdigscars. That really is nice
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
24 Sep 11
Hi Joseph! Well, I write mostly because it's part of my work and school work. What I write for my school work though, I try as much to make it related to my work so it would be easier for me to bring up ideas and write about them. And in the future, if any of my writings get published in popular publications, it will add to my qualifications. But I used to write stories and poems when I was in high school and college. I mostly write about my feelings. Usually I write when I'm in love. But I also write diaries then. I write about everything there. It's like an outlet for me. There are things I just couldn't tell my friends and especially my family so I tend to vent everything on my diary. That's when I did not know I can vent thru blogs. There were no myLot then, too.
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@JosephP (1118)
• Jamaica
27 Sep 11
I am happy you have found ways to vent. Keep writing!
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@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
28 Sep 11
Thanks!
@godarna (223)
24 Sep 11
I write because I like to put my ideas, opinions, frustrations on paper. I like to be heard and I'm curious to read other people's reactions. I can be very proud when I wrote something and received a good rating for it. Meaning, what I wrote was great and it touched someone else.
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@JosephP (1118)
• Jamaica
27 Sep 11
I know the feeling. It is great to know that your work has an effect on others.
@patgalca (14664)
• Orangeville, Ontario
23 Sep 11
I have always had the desire to write. My strongest desire is towards journalling. I need to write down what's going on in my life, what's bugging me, etc. I like to write poems. Lately I have had the urge to write a poem but could not find the words to write; could not come up with feelings to write. It's frustrating. My dream has been to be a published author. I have written two novels, one needs major editing, the other is near the end of editing but after 7 edits I have lost motivation. And basically I write online to make money. I need money because due to illness I have been unable to work for the last 15 years. I am disappointed with those accomplishments. I joined a writing group and just last night I checked our new website and saw a story I had written a long time ago that I forgot about. I read it over and was very pleased with it. Hopefully seeing these good stories on our website will push me to get moving again.
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@JosephP (1118)
• Jamaica
27 Sep 11
Good luck on your new website my friend!
@arcideaco (1259)
• Singapore
24 Sep 11
I write to earn money online. And on the way, I express myself, my opinion and what have you. But its all in the money. Cheers.
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@stephcjh (32327)
• United States
24 Sep 11
I'm honestly not a writer. i never have been. I just do not have the time to put into it.
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@cher913 (25890)
• Canada
23 Sep 11
i don't write to make money, i write to make myself heard. i enjoy researching a topic and then writing about it.
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27 Sep 11
I write because it’s fun. It’s interesting to share opinions. I have a lot to say about a lot of different things, and I like being able to express myself through a medium where no one can judge me. Earning is a bonus too, it’s great to earn a little money for taking time and effort to do things. It’s like being appreciated which a lot of us aren’t in our day to day jobs :)
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@JosephP (1118)
• Jamaica
27 Sep 11
Yes those are good reasons to write and earning a little is really also nice. Thank you for responding.
28 Sep 11
no problem, thats why we are here. and i hope you will also respond to my discussions :)
@dodo19 (34317)
• Beaconsfield, Quebec
27 Sep 11
I don't really write for the money, or anything like that. I write mainly because it's something that I love doing. And it's something that I've enjoyed doing for quite some time. I can remember being a kid and enjoying to write. It's something I have fun doing. There's always been a part of me that just kind of me that just wanted to do it, for one reason or another.
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@JosephP (1118)
• Jamaica
27 Sep 11
I think I was like you when I was a child.
@mtrguanlao (5527)
• Philippines
25 Sep 11
Hi JosephP! Honestly,at first,I joined a writing site because I've always been reading here in mylot this certain site where we can write anything we have in mind. I am not a writer actually but I'm just curious on how is it going to be a writer. But then I don't think I can write anything because of writer's block until I've read from a mylotter that one can write recipes and earn from it. I know how to write recipes so I joined the site. I was excited about my first article and that is a recipe and was so happy to see it published at once. I just don't know how my recipe would earn so I read some articles of the members there and had friends too and that motivated me to write not just recipes. Now I am able to write articles I did not think I can actually write about before,I'm so happy with,it feels like an accomplishment whenever my writings are being published. The earnings are not that big but the happiness and satisfaction it gives me is unexplainable!
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@JosephP (1118)
• Jamaica
27 Sep 11
I am happy you get satisfaction from writing
@emptydb (80)
25 Sep 11
I write to express how i feel, my opinion in certain topics, i also write just to share what i like, love and share my interest and most of the time i write because of money :)
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@JosephP (1118)
• Jamaica
27 Sep 11
Those are great reasons to write my friend. Keep it up!
• United States
24 Sep 11
I love to write on medical topics. I write to revise the topics myself as when some thing is passed from from your pen or hand it remains for years in your mind. Moreover, I'm in search of writing on sites which would pay me good enough to my satisfaction. I joined this community (mylot) in order to earn some extra money. I also write on triond.
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@JosephP (1118)
• Jamaica
27 Sep 11
I wish you the best of luck on all your writing ventures my friend
@r03249 (357)
• Philippines
27 Sep 11
I write because it's my way of expressing myself because I am definitely not the showy type of person. I write because because its my passion and I don't really do it for money. But these days I have considered applying for a writer job because from what I heard from Joker, "when you're good at something, never do it for free." LOL. It gave me some ideas and so I though maybe I can write and earn money at the same time. I like them both.
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@Netsbridge (3242)
• United States
25 Sep 11
I write a lot. I write to express my views about events. It took me years to realize I am also a writer. I often document critical events of the world and my life. My writings are often very philosophical and political, yet somewhat of an autobiography.