Hello everyone! So, finally we received all answers from our participants from MARSocial author network. Are you excited to read the answers yet? Question #8 is “What are your reasons for writing?” by Marion Lovato.
Let’s check out the answers from all 11 author participants !
1) Coleman Weeks
To gain my sanity.
2) Viv Drewa
I love putting story to print. After reading all my life I thought it was time.
3) K. J. Rollinson
Inspiration, imagination, love of words. You have to is my answer. You have to express yourself, if you are a writer, artist, composer. It is in your soul.
4) Sam Reese
Simply because I can’t not write. Something inside compels me to do so, and when I stop doing so I tend to become a terrible person to be around.
5) Neil McGowan
I couldn’t imagine not writing. It’s something that is a part of my character. It allows me to examine ideas and themes from different perspectives, and lets me have fun playing around with characters and situations.
6) Marion Lovato
To share the uniqueness and comical side of this creature we call a cat.
7) Jaro Berce
To share my knowledge with others and to have fun discussing it with people that perceived the matter differently as I have meant.
8) Marie Lavender
I write because I can’t imagine doing anything else for the rest of my life. There is no greater freedom for me than when I am deep in the construction of a scene, when so much is going on that I forget the world for awhile. When I come out of it, there is almost a strange euphoria to it. I blink and say, “Wow. Did that actually happen?” So much can occur. I feel a lot while I’m writing. With some scenes, I feel a character’s anger or what they would naturally feel if they were insulted or hurt. Sometimes, with a particularly emotional scene, I know I’ve gotten to the heart of things when I’m writing with tears streaming down my face. Neurotic? Maybe. But, that is the way of a writer. We feel with our characters. They become a part of us in a way, and when the book is finished, it is hard to step away from that connection. So, why do I write? Because doing anything else just feels wrong.
9) LaRae Parry
For me, writing is therapeutic. Also, the stories inside my head won’t leave me alone. Grrrrr.
10) Theresa Moretimer
To help people to become aware of the dangers of domestic violence. I write fiction but what I write as fiction is true to an extent due to the fact that I base a lot of my story on my life. It’s not all true but a lot of it is. I hope to prevent domestic violence cases by helping people become aware of the signs.
11) Annie Edmonds
Marion my reasons for writing are to get the little people out of my head.
If I don’t they just keep talking. And the story gets bigger and bigger. When I finally put the story into the computer it’s done. And I’m on to the next. Writing is not a choice for me.
The next question is “Who could/would help a writer to sell books?” by Jaro. Stay tuned with us for the next post !