People who exist with me outside the box. Risk takers and vagabonds. Those with passion and admitted curiosities about life, love and spirituality.
To get to know hidden parts of myself. To share deeper parts of myself with others. And because I absolutely love and enjoy writing!
I'd like to say I just write to please myself, but I'd be lying. I like to see my work published and know that it is enjoyed.
There is an old joke about a man who is sent to Hell in error and it is a newsroom where the writers are chained to their desks and whipped by demons as they type. Saint Peter discovers the error and rescues the man, bringing him up to Heaven. But the dead man discovers that Heaven looks just like Hell, right down to the imps whipping the writers.
When the man questions Saint Peter about it, Saint Pete replies, "Yes, but in Heaven you get published."
I think every writer gets that joke.
Me...for the "positive" feedback I might get from others. LOL
I write for myself. If I thought I was writing for anyone else, I would never get anything finished. I'm too self-conscious for that.
Easy answer, Me. I write from inside my head and if I like what I put down then it is a good story if not...delete.
My close friends and family.
Myself and anyone who wants to read. I think all writers write for themselves but with the goal of sharing. Not so they can say "look what I did" but so they can say "hey meet this person, look at this picture"
I write for three people: the reader in me, who wants to be misled and fooled into buying the illusion of other places and the lies I've made up. The reader in me is always trying to figure out where the author is going, so trying to fool him is fun.
My wife, who is a hugely discerning, intelligent reader. She has become an editor in my head, although she doesn't know that.
Finally, I write for other readers, people I don't see or know (and never will) that I can see reading the book. I can hear them reacting, I can see them reacting. It's enjoyable to write a line and hear them gasp or say, 'Oh, shit, I never saw that coming.' Hopefully, I'm right.
I write for myself. There's no two ways about it. I hit a time when I tried to write for editors. Not just editors, but editors of certain journals. It was a fiasco and ruined me for writing for over a year.
I think I write for myself and purge hurtful of upsetting situations from my life in my work.
I write for myself and my muse - as well as my wife.
Also for my checkbook.
What a very good question! I never stopped to wonder about it, but I suppose there must be a reason I write. I know sometimes I do write to try to change the world, to influence it in some way. Maybe it feels like a kind of entitlement or empowerment, I don't know. All I remember is being a child who was very shy and wanted to find a voice, a way out of my own silence. Perhaps there is something narcissistic about it, becaue I guess, deep down, I write for me.
Honestly, I write for myself and my loved ones. Myself because it shows me where I've been in life and hopefully it will help lead me to where I want to go. My loved ones include my family and my love. My family are my motivation for living and the boyfriend keeps me on my when I don't believe in myself. Each time I write, it makes me stronger as well as helping me see the big picture.