Why Do I Write?

Randy Ingermanson finally got his Advanced fiction writing blog up and running. In his first post, he asked “What Drives You To Write Fiction?

For me, the stories themselves drive me to write. It’s kind of like they take a life of their own once I start writing something. Once I’ve started it, the story begs my subconsciously to finish it, and I need to know that it’s complete.

Take my current project, Oasis. I can’t stop now, even when I try to take an extended break. I mean, those zombies aren’t going to kill themselves, so I’ve got to make sure it happens.

I also write because it’s fun and relaxing to me. And of course, I like it because I like to call myself a “Writer.” But those things are secondary.

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