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Write to find self in stories.

by PrincessLief on February 5, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr

so, just packed lunch and thought of something that came up in english today that made me think: We were discussing the book we read and why the author wrote it and we side-tracked to why people write in general. A few people said for the money, but that's not it. Rarely do people make much money on their writings. People write to express themselves, learn who they are, release stress, write their history for future generations. . . Asking why I write is like asking me why I like to read, play games, or draw; it's part of me. I like being able to make up a world of my own and I can make the people do whatever I want them too-- well sometimes the characters do as they please, but they are mine. All mine. Not my sister's, mom's, the President's. . . just mine. I write to entertain myself, though maybe someday my writing will entertain others. My Six-Word Memiors already entertain people and they help me organize my thoughts. I have found that when I am angry I can rant about how I feel and why I feel that way and by the time I have finished I don't see why I was angry in the first place. Writing is a great thing. It is neither good or bad, but it can be used for good or bad. . .


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