Thursday Thirteen #145

Hello Thursday! I’m sure you can tell right away from visiting here that I love to write. I think many people do, regardless if they actually write or not. For me, I’ve decided it’s something I want to pursue and I’m trying to make something of it.

For this week’s list of thirteen items, I’ll list why I write. I’d love to know why *you* write. Please let me know in the comments.

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Thirteen reasons I write by Aaron Crocco

1. It’s a fantastic way to get emotions from the day out of my head.

2. It’s a thrill to actually create something from scratch.

3. When a character does something unexpected, I know then that they are truly alive.

4. It’s nice to know you’re good at something different than your day job.

5. I find it exciting to be part of something larger and to know there is a great community here.

6. Validation by other writers is my biggest driving force.

7. Creating your own world is fun.

8. It’s great to know you get to dictate how a story ends. If I don’t like something, I simply change it.

9. The thought of possibly publishing, while very difficult, is a constant goal to have.

10. I get to read the works of other great writers out there.

11. Writing has gotten me to read more. (See all posts tagged with Kindle)

12. Finishing a paragraph or chapter lets me know that I can do this.

13. Accomplishment is the greatest feeling in the world.

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  1. I have a 10 yr old DD who loves to write, would you like to share with me on how to help her find something that inspires her to write more? She writes constantly- every day, but is there one thing that you feel really inspires you? That is what I need to help my DD find.

    Great list! I am up too!

  2. Thanks for visiting and commenting! I think that inspiration comes from any other source that interests you. So if you’re daughter is into Harry Potter, she could use that as a jumping-off point. Fan fiction is a good example. The same goes if she likes a certain band. She can take their lyrics and learn how it is poetry.

    As for the main thing that inspires me, I think it would have to be the feeling of creating something new and original that has the potential to be good.

    Hope this helps!

  3. I think at this point I identify with you first reason. Writing de-toxes my brain. It also helps me think, because when I write, I want to communicate well, which requires clear thinking. I love it when I feel like I’ve said something well.

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