WHY Do We Write?

Writing is like reading except the book is trying to kill you

Lauren DeStefano

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Why write?

or Create, if you prefer, for writing is an art as much as painting, sculpting, dancing, and music making.

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Why do it at all?

This isn’t a rhetorical question.

I’d really like to know what you think.

I can tell you why I do it…then again…I wonder if I can.

Because it’s private, isn’t it? Maybe we’ve never asked ourselves the question before, but we know immediately it’s off-limits, at least until we’ve had a chance to view it.

Well, here we go…

Why do I write what I write how I write it?

because it’s true. the worst thing you can do in fiction is lie.

this one’s me

My truth is dark.

I don’t know why. I probably wouldn’t have chosen it that way, if I’d been given a choice. Then again, I’ve always been a red-pill kinda girl.

My point: I wouldn’t have chosen the pain, but I don’t regret it. Pain is an excellent if harsh, teacher. Experience is another.

Fiction is the truth inside the lie

Stephen King

If we continue to be afraid of the dark, the light cannot win. I want to look at the ugliness and pain that is in the world and show it I am not afraid. It can’t scare me.

I am a Lightbringer.

Why create??

Because I can’t not.

If we refuse to bring the light, the darkness will win.

And we can’t have that.


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