Why do you write?

Why do you write?

Because I have a story to tell.
15
19%
Because I have information to share.
7
9%
Because I can't NOT write; it's a calling.
16
20%
Because it's an escape from my otherwise humdrum life.
10
12%
Because it's how I express myself.
17
21%
Because I want to be immortalized in words.
6
7%
Because I tried singing and was chased out of the village.
6
7%
Because I need or want a career change.
4
5%
 
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Mon Oct 11, 2010 7:12 pm Post

Pumpkin Pip wrote: Well, um, when you put it that way... :shock:
Sweet Thing,
No need to go all coy and eyelash fluttery. :wink: 8) Just tell kirky baby, that the only narcotic you need is vic-k`s intellectual jousting and coruscating wit. Tell him you`ve been mainlining on it, since the day you joined Scrivs crew. :)

Is that an hallucinogenic haze I see before me? I must away! :twisted:
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Tue Oct 12, 2010 2:08 am Post

kirkesque wrote:
Broken Thought wrote:I write to keep my sanity intact as well.

But then again, my definition of sanity is people who still have the ability to pretend as if they aren't insane. I often lose that ability, often from a lack of writing or a lack of sleep.



Ah, sleep. Where we lie down in a comatose state for several hours and have a series of convulsive involuntary spasms while vividly hallucinating, then get up, suffer partial amnesia about the entire experience, and treat it as if nothing unusual happened at all.

Makes me wonder why some drugs are illegal.



No wonder I like sleep so much...I'm afraid that I may be addicted. I just need a little sleep, you know? Just to get my head right.

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Tue Oct 12, 2010 4:26 pm Post

vic-k wrote:
Pumpkin Pip wrote: Well, um, when you put it that way... :shock:
Sweet Thing,
No need to go all coy and eyelash fluttery. :wink: 8) Just tell kirky baby, that the only narcotic you need is vic-k`s intellectual jousting and coruscating wit. Tell him you`ve been mainlining on it, since the day you joined Scrivs crew. :)

Is that an hallucinogenic haze I see before me? I must away! :twisted:
Caio f` now Sweetness


Vic, your wit is a narcotic, so it seems many of us are on the nod.

I've been kicking my addiction (to morphetic realms) lately... so much to do... so little time... novel... conferences... thesis... submission deadlines whizzing past... Warren Zevon, remind of the reasons why...!

"I'll sleep when I'm dead."

Ah, yes. That's it. I can survive without sleep, but without music? Never.
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It is as if I had words instead of fingers, or fingers at the tip of my words.
My language trembles with desire."
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Tue Oct 12, 2010 9:58 pm Post

kirkesque wrote:Vic, your wit is a narcotic, so it seems many of us are on the nod.
A gentleman and a scholar, Sir! A gentleman and a scholar!
Your words pretty much echo my wife`s sentiments, more or less. "You`re daft jokes are so boring! Your sense of humour`s gonna get you knifed, one of these days!" Usually spoken with an anticipatory gleam in her eyes :( Ah well
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Tue Oct 12, 2010 10:10 pm Post

Your rang???? YAWN.

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Tue Oct 12, 2010 11:41 pm Post

Linda my dearest,
I do so love the spontaneous element of our erotic, but all to infrequent encounters.
Take care my Sweet,
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Fri Mar 25, 2011 10:53 am Post

"Why do you write?"
It's a good question. I think I write because I like making things up and I'm fairily sure that I'd get fired, sued or both if I did that in my day job.

For as long as I can remember I have enjoyed telling stories. Sadly, it only occured to me to write as a hobby about a year ago. I wish I'd been 'honing my craft' for the past twenty years!
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Fri Mar 25, 2011 11:30 am Post

Because, as a dairy-farmer friend said when I recuperating from a back injury, I'm too light for heavy work and too heavy for light work.

That pretty much left writing as a career option.

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Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:19 pm Post

Let's reword the question a tad.
What is it about the writing process, that makes you want to engage in it?
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Fri Mar 25, 2011 6:55 pm Post

vic-k wrote:Let's reword the question a tad.
What is it about the writing process, that makes you want to engage in it?


Oh, that's much easier. I can dream up a scenario or a description or a situation that almost makes sense, and then I can sit at the keyboard for days, weeks, months, or years, until it finally does.

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Sat Mar 26, 2011 5:47 am Post

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Sat Mar 26, 2011 1:14 pm Post

A couple of my mates from the, RED LION, have agreed to add their two cents worth to the debate:
http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2011/ma ... ts-writing

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Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:18 pm Post

Thanks, Vic.
Interesting.
But I hope your Red Lion mates aren't among the pompous ones. :wink:
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Paris or London or Erie, PA.'

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Sat Mar 26, 2011 4:53 pm Post

Nahh Hugh. Surprising how quickly the pompositittytitty disappears once their oesophagususissis are anointed with any of the RED's plenitude of holy and not-so-holy waters.
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Tue Apr 05, 2011 9:52 am Post

Actually there is probably not much about the writing process itself that stands out as particular attraction. The writing and editing is the means of telling the story for me. I find it strangely relaxing and theraputic (in the same way I like to chop onions), but it really is the story creation aspect that draws me in.

Of course this may be reflected in the quality of my work. I've never actually had independent (ie non family / close friend) review as a 'talent test'.
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