Writing is a form of personal freedom. It frees us from the mass identity we see in the making all around us. In the end, writers will write not to be outlaw heroes of some underculture but mainly to save themselves, to survive as individuals. ~ Don Delillo
several years ago, the editor for the Abilene Writers Guild asked the question, "Why do you write?"
that question prompted me to write a piece, which she printed in the newsletter, and later, that same piece became the introduction to my book Three Thousand Doors
an excerpt from that piece:
...I write because if I do not
I feel I am no more than a leaf
trapped in the brush at the waters’ edge.
stagnant and decaying waste... ~ me
Prompt #48: Why do YOU write?