Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Why do you write?

I write to make sense of things that I don't understand.

Some human behaviors are confusing to me. I don't understand why people do the things that they do, and I figure it out by creating characters who realistically would do these things.

I don't understand cheaters, gamblers, drug abusers.

I don't get why people would join a cult or drink the poison punch.

I don't get the teenage kid who threw a frozen turkey off a bridge and into the windshield of a car. The driver had to have major surgeries for months to reconstruct basic facial features and bodily functions, and I don't get how the victim can forgive that teenager. Especially knowing the teen purchased the turkey on a stolen credit card. I don't get it. I'm incensed for the driver.

But my characters would figure it out.
They get it. They live it.

Why do you write? 

1 comment:

  1. I'm selfish. I write for me. It's my [creative] outlet (one of many). It's hard to always fit in when I'd like to do it, but when I do I feel better to have gotten that creativity out.



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