A Few Reasons to Write Fiction

  1. It makes me happy.
  2. It gives me something positive to think about (those imaginary worlds).
  3. It is fun.
  4. It is creative.
  5. It connects me to other people who enjoy being creative.
  6. It makes me more aware of the world around me (so I can better describe people, places and situations).
  7. It helps me to better understand the dynamics of the world around me since this is part of what I explore through fiction.
  8. It helps to improve my language skills since I am constantly striving to express myself more clearly.
  9. It makes me more curious since I am constantly looking for realistic complications for my stories.  
  10. It encourages me to learn new information since research is needed to add new dimensions to storylines other than what I already know.
  11. It helps me to clarify for myself my perception of the world and the people in it.
  12. It pushes me to read since I learn how to be a better writer by reading other writers’ work.
  13. It gives me a purpose in the world, which is to celebrate the power of “story” in our lives.
  14. It challenges me to face my own fears via my characters and the problems they face.
  15. It challenges me to face my own fears of failure at not being a “successful” writer.

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