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I think there are many answers to that. I write because I enjoy it. I love to create characters and plots. I love to connect with readers. I like to daydream. I want to develop my talents. I feel like it is an important part of my life.
I don't really have to answer that question for myself anymore. I've got lots of reasons. I think a better question is
Why do we need writers?
Does the world need writers? I sure hope so! There are enough of us out there. But why does the world need writers, really? Particularly writers of fiction?
Storytelling is as old as humanity. I've heard it said that fiction is the truest form of writing, because in story, we are really telling the truth about ourselves and our lives.
I think we need writers to help us see ourselves as we really are. But I want to hear your thoughts.
Why do you think the world needs writers?