Friday Fun — What drives you to write?


Interesting blog post from the New Hampshire Writers’ Network on why we write. For me–it started in high school when a teacher told me I was a good writer, particularly of essays. I reminded her of Emerson! So then I had to look to see who Emerson was, and I was flattered. It made me want to write and I took further writing classes in college. There I began writing my Prophecy of Enchantria, now available at http://www.amazon.com/dp/B0050DZGRY on Amazon. Later, I thought writing would be a great job to do from home as freelancing is my desired career situation. I joined a local writer’s group, learned a lot, and then started eliminating things that took time away from writing. Once I started writing book reviews I really grew to love it and develop a mindset. Repetition really does make it a habit and make it easier.
What’s your reason for writing?

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Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, get-to-know-us question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.

QUESTION: This is a “Big Question,” but we’re going to ask anyway – in a light-hearted and stress-free way: What is your biggest motivator to write? Is it curiosity? A need to communicate? A desire to educate, entertain, or influence? Fame and fortune? 

headshot_jw_thumbnailJamie Wallace:My answer to this question is always evolving, but I think that mostly I write in order to figure things out and create connections. Journaling was my first writing love. I began journaling to capture experiences, but soon graduated to processing experiences – exploring my feelings, the context of what had happened on a broader stage, the history of ideas and happenings. Today, most of what I write continues to…

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