I think a deeper exploration of why we write is necessary sometimes, Ryan.
Kira Leigh
21

Oh, certainly there have been those times. Truthfully, I think those are the only times it’s worthwhile to lay pen to paper; without that “urge to procreate in syllables” my writing feels forced and flaccid.

Many times the desire to write is simply a desire to play with language, much like a cat might play with a skein of yarn. “Let’s see what I can do with this,” I might say.

Other times, it’s deeper. Some of my stories are therapeutic: I write to bring up an emotion or a strand of thoughts and examine them. Thus brought to light, they cease to bedevil me.

Still other times, it’s to have fun.

I assume these are the reasons many of us write, but perhaps you have your own. Thanks for teasing this out of me.

Show your support

Clapping shows how much you appreciated Ryan Burney’s story.