Why Do You Write?

By G
Philippines
February 10, 2016 5:57am CST
I said it before and I will say it over and over again... I write not because I have nothing else to do but because I want to do nothing else. Why do you write?
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34 responses
• United States
10 Feb 16
I do it for several reasons: To keep my brain active To keep me out of trouble To get me through winter To make people laugh
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• Philippines
10 Feb 16
Writing sure does keep our brains active. And yes, you make us laugh. Got any proposal?
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• United States
10 Feb 16
@nottoooldtowrite None today but its early yet.
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• Philippines
10 Feb 16
@AbbyGreenhill Lol now I am envious I didn't get any at all
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@TRBRocks420 (73911)
• Banks, Oregon
10 Feb 16
I write for many reasons, but also the same reason as you
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• Philippines
10 Feb 16
Well, me too actually but that basically sums it up.
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
10 Feb 16
outlet--need something where i can put my thoughts :)
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• Philippines
10 Feb 16
Also good to pour your feelings in writing. It works for me at least
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@Lucky15 (33427)
• Philippines
10 Feb 16
@nottoooldtowrite writing is like a friend, hahaha
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• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10 Feb 16
@Lucky15. My best friend, even when experiencing brain freeze.
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@JudyEv (118966)
• Bunbury, Australia
10 Feb 16
I write because I have to. I can't imagine not writing something.
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• Philippines
10 Feb 16
True. Oh the wonders of writing.
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• United States
10 Feb 16
I think that is the reason many people write Judy! It is like breathing!
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@Juliaacv (29002)
• Canada
10 Feb 16
Its a good pass time for me, I enjoy reading about other people's lives and getting their perspective on various topics.
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• Philippines
10 Feb 16
Aside from writing, I also enjoy reading and interacting.
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@Marty1 (31919)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
10 Feb 16
@nottooldtowrite I write because it is relaxation to me! I am under stress at this moment and decided to write more. I write because I want that to be my career. I want to write non-fiction books, and I love the research I am doing on my first now!
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• Philippines
10 Feb 16
Yes, writing is therapeutic too.
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@Marty1 (31919)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
10 Feb 16
@nottoooldtowrite I agree! I have been writing on and off since 2 am and its 9 am now, and I plan on doing some more! I plan on learning poetry forms next!
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• Philippines
10 Feb 16
@Marty1 I love writing poems
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@BelleStarr (37115)
• Portland, Connecticut
10 Feb 16
Wow it depends what you mean by write. My travel writing I do to share my experiences, on here I write to interact and have conversations, just for fun.
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• Philippines
10 Feb 16
I am actually a frustrated writer. I have a regular job so I just write here. I love it and yes, the interactions too.
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@BelleStarr (37115)
• Portland, Connecticut
11 Feb 16
@nottoooldtowrite Ok but if you want to be a writer, this is not the site for that. This will never get you into any serious writing gigs if that is what you are looking for.
• Philippines
11 Feb 16
@BelleStarr I am just here enjoying writing and interacting. I have a regular job that's why I csn't take my writing seriously
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@Corbin5 (100138)
• United States
10 Feb 16
I write to keep my brain sharp. I read to keep my brain sharp. Hopefully, I will have a relatively sharp brain as I age. My dad has dementia and so did my mom. We have longevity in our family and I would definitely not want to go through what my 95-year-old Dad is going through now nor do I want to suffer from dementia like my mother had to. Dad does pretty well if he wears his hearing aid, but is totally confused without it. Deafness does cause dementia due to the brain not receiving signals from sounds. So, I will write on and hope for the best.
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• Philippines
10 Feb 16
Keep on writing. Hope everything will be well.
@biikiki (203)
• Nyeri, Kenya
10 Feb 16
For me I write coz its good money and you get a chance to research on topics that add value in your life I guess most people have similar reasons on why they write.
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@Marty1 (31919)
• Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
10 Feb 16
I love the research part too! IT is what I love to do! Then putting the words together is so great!
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@biikiki (203)
• Nyeri, Kenya
10 Feb 16
I also love how you have to use your own words in the articles at times it can be challenging but that what makes it interesting
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• Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
10 Feb 16
Because I love it!
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• Philippines
10 Feb 16
I couldn't agree more.
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@marguicha (90589)
• Chile
10 Feb 16
My motives are similar to yours. In my native language, I write short stories.
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• Philippines
10 Feb 16
That is fun.
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@WorDazza (9888)
• Manchester, England
11 Feb 16
Nice turn of phrase!! I like it!! I suppose I write mainly to entertain myself and hopefully others. I figure that if I find something funny then someone else surely will too. If I can put a smile on someone's face, even if it's just my own, then it's been worth the time and effort.
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• Philippines
11 Feb 16
Thank you. That's a good reason.. to put a smile on one's face. I am sure you are successful at that. You put one on mine reading your funny discussion earlier and now reading your comment that you liked the turn of phrase.
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@WorDazza (9888)
• Manchester, England
11 Feb 16
@nottoooldtowrite I'm always attracted to clever use of language. That's why I tend to read a lot of classic literature like Dickens and Victor Hugo. I just love the way they phrased things although I know a lot of people find it too flowery!!
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• Philippines
11 Feb 16
@WorDazza well, I love playing with words and writing poems. And I sometimes tend to use flowery language. Well, sometimes I need to beat around a bush to make a rhyme.
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@Bluedoll (17074)
• Canada
11 Feb 16
To communicate. I like how words can find their way on the page. Like how came up with that second sentence. I like that.
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• Philippines
11 Feb 16
Playing with words and putting meaning to them altogether is fun!
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@Bluedoll (17074)
• Canada
11 Feb 16
@nottoooldtowrite There are so many different ways to say something.
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@jaboUK (53402)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 16
That's a great way of putting it. That doesn't really apply to me - I just do a bit of scribbling for fun.
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• Philippines
11 Feb 16
Do you call that scribbling? Your limericks and other writings are just so great.
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@jaboUK (53402)
• United Kingdom
11 Feb 16
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@AkoPinay (11668)
• Philippines
24 Feb 16
I write to test my skills... to keep busy... to practice english... to share what I know...
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• Philippines
24 Feb 16
Writing really helps us enhance our control of the English language.
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@MandaLee (3691)
• United States
14 Feb 16
I write because I love writing!
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• Philippines
14 Feb 16
Same here!;
@marlina (71305)
• Canada
12 Feb 16
I write because I find it relaxing.
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• Philippines
12 Feb 16
Trur. Somewhat therapeutic
@Gillygirl (17278)
• Sutton, England
11 Feb 16
I write for enjoyment and I like reading other peoples' work too.
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• Philippines
11 Feb 16
Same here and I do love interactions too.
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• Mumbai, India
11 Feb 16
I write because i can't figure out what's going out in my head until i write it and read it. I write to feel my significance.
• Philippines
11 Feb 16
Thoughts to get jumbled up in our head at times and we need to keep up with our imagination.
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• Brookville, Pennsylvania
10 Feb 16
I have hundreds and hundreds of ideas for stories banging around the inside of my head all demanding to be written. I write to thin the herd. Unfortunately, it feels as if for every story I write, ideas for two more take it's place. Not that I'm complaining. Too much.
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• Philippines
10 Feb 16
A happy problem I would say.
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