“Once you allow yourself to identify with the people in a story, then you might begin to see yourself in that story even if on the surface it’s far removed from your situation.”
Writer, Poet, Educator, Critic, Novelist, Professor and Author.
“The only thing we have learnt from experience is that we learn nothing from experience.”
November 16, 1930 – March 21, 2013
I’ve often wondered why I feel the urge to write. I write because I love words, the written word, and because I care. Writing is therapeutic for most people, it’s also a release for me. I love writing, but with that comes many emotions. Being Stumped once the pen or keyboard is in front of you and everything becomes a blur, is something not even great writers can avoid. The good news is, it’s a normal routine and thank God, I have learned to accept it. It might take fifteen minutes, sometimes half a day to know exactly what it is, I want to write.
So now that I know what to write the question is, how do I write it?
Finding my voice as a writer, was important at an early stage and gradually, I knew my style.
So who is it for?
When I think of writing as a profession or hobby, it has to serve a need or a cause. I like to write to inform, enlighten & entertain. I have to write because I can’t be selfish. I need to write because it helps me.