I have a little mental audience that I envision reacting to what I write. This cozy crew includes myself, as well as a cross section of people I know who have varied tastes and preferences. When I write -- especially humor -- I can actually hear them laughing, or alternately, crickets chirping. It's a very effective tool.
Again, I don't know. It just gives me the greatest pleasure to do it.
At this point, I'm still unpublished, so I'm writing just for the sake of writing.
I write for other people; specifically I write for the kind of reader I was. Someone shy, someone who is filled with self-doubt, and someone who may feel desperate in their way. Throughout my life I've found that books are very trustworthy friends.
I write for me. When I write a story, there is usually an overlaying cause. It is through words that I express my feelings and views, not the sword.
After I have an idea fleshed out, whether it's in my head or on paper, I originally sit down to write the story for my own needs. I do it to get the idea out of my head, so I can either have some peace of mind or move on to the next idea. Once you have that finished product though, it's all about getting people to read it and hopefully enjoy it. That's really what writing is all about. To be read.
I write for those who have hurted me. My writings are like a revenge and to show them that I can be successful, unlike what they usually think of me.
I write for my family, to make money and to leave something behind in this world after I die. My book will be around long after I dies and I hope they will make a movie about it, Yes, it's that good
For several target audiences: for myself in posterity, for an ideal (or real) love, and for that implied future audience who may one day buy my books.
I can't say I've figured that one out yet. I write for me, but I value what other people think of my writing so much that I can't say that I write for myself every time. There's definitely something fulfilling in having that finished copy, though.
My partner, best friend and love, David. I felt him when I started to write, when we were apart from one another. Somehow each time I start writing I think of him, even if I am sad. Writing to me is pouring my heart out, and even if he never reads some of my more personal things, they are always for him.
Whoever I am thinking of at the time. When I was younger, it used to be for myself. As I got into my teens, I would write for different people. For my teachers, for my friends. I have written an entire novel for someone, and a screenplay for someone I am in love with, but they will never know.
Usually the tone and characters of my story are based on that somebody I am writing it for. It can be painful, but it is my unseen contribution to that person, and I always silently dedicate it to them.
I still write for myself also, but it's usually less complex or emotional, or it's my heavy duty emotional poetry and prose/
I write to see my visions and creations manifested. I write for myself, and anyone who might be inspired by my words.
I should be altruistic and say I write for my kids, my husband to make him proud, for God, because I feel that I am led to telling stories, and those things certainly play a part in why I do it, but I write because I love to combine words, whole stories are born and rattle around in my head, and I love the feel of the keys under my fingertips and enjoy seeing them appear on the computer screen or filling the page under my pen.