Lillian's Blog

December 14, 2011

THE QUESTION WE REALLY CANNOT ANSWER

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Ever had someone ask you in the middle of a conversation or an interview this question, “What made you decide to write?” or “What made you want to become a writer?” I can never understand why they ask that question. I never thought that was the best question to ask; at least for fiction writers. I wrote since I was able to write. I enjoyed reading and putting words together since I was a child. Writers, such as myself, wrote until people told me, “Oh you’re a writer!” As a kid, you don’t know what the word “Writer” meant.  The reality and imagination combined was like a movie playing in my head and I had to write it down on paper until it made sense.

Writers write because that is what we do best as a hobby first and then as a career. We enjoy writing and we want to say something that we believe is meaningful. Not picking up a pen isn’t an option for us. Our eyes get fatigued in front of a computer after awhile and we get a slight migraine. We get finger cramps and wrist pains here and there, yet we can’t stop because, well, we just can’t. If you believe in God, then it’s a gift from God. If you’re not into religion, it’s still something unexplainable. The urge to say something on paper satisfies you, calms and relaxes you, and at the same time, gives you a thrill from using your creative mind. In my opinion, in life, you don’t have much of a choice when it comes to the talents you have. You feel as if there is an itch you have to scratch when you don’t use your talents frequently. Writing is very hard to stop. But you do have a choice whether to make it a career which time and time again, you will hear those same questions from curious people on why we write.    

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