I have seen this question pop up often on Twitter and social media that relates to writing in general so I thought: why not give you my answer on your favourite blog of all time(this blog if you were confused)?
I write because for a few hours I can escape from my mundane reality and enter, create and explore a world that is completely my own. I can interact with characters and beings of my own design and just for a moment lose myself within this, become a part of this new and exciting realm of fantasy/horror/romance etc.
I write because I am able to tell stories completely different from anyone else. We all have our own unique voices and so even though I might be writing in a genre that millions of others are writing in I know that my story, and every other story, will be different.
I write to entertain others. I want to write a story that draws the readers in as it did with me, for you, the reader, to become sucked into my world and live in it fully.
Yes, I also write to one day make a career out of it (as I’m sure you do as well). However there is no purpose in writing for others just to score a few 100 bucks if it’s not something you love. I write first and foremost for myself, I write because I love it, it’s my passion and when you have passion there’s nothing you cannot achieve.
Why do you write? Let me know in the comments, I’d love to know!