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Wednesday, October 19, 2011

RTW: Why We Write

Writing Song of the Day: "One" by Creed


It's Wednesday...and we know what that means, right? Yes, we're only two days away from the weekend, but we also get to join the lovely ladies from YA Highway for another Road Trip Wednesday. This week they want to know:


What's your numero-uno reason for writing?


Well, our response can pretty much be summed into this picture:



That's right--FREEDOM.


Freedom to say what we want to say.


Freedom to be who we want to be.


Freedom to push away the stress from the real world just for a few hours.


What about you all? Why do YOU write?

17 comments:

Mrs. Silverstein said...

I love this answer. I'm cheating today...I need some time to think about my answer, so I'm reading everyone else's first. But this is pretty perfect (and I can relate, as I am liberally re-writing my middle school experience in my novel and it feels great!)

Lora said...

Great answer, and that picture is wonderful! For me, it's the fun of creation.

Meredith said...

Oh yes, freedom is a great answer. Why didn't I think of that one? ;)

Katy said...

Lovely FREEDOM image! I love your short and sweet take on this, girls... perfect answer!

Colin Smith said...

Good answer guys! This is best (and cheapest) way to build your own world and do or be or say whatever you want.

Carrie said...

Awesome answer.

Alicia Gregoire said...

Great answer and one I totally discounted.

A.J. Mullarky said...

So true <3

Jamie Manning said...

Excellent answer! I think my reason is the sub-category under freedom: FUN. I just enjoy it so much--creating people and places that I can move and shape however I want is really fun...which is another form of freedom, yes? :)

Tracey Neithercott said...

This is such a great answer, which I hadn't thought about but totally on. I love the release that comes with writing.

Lori Ann Stephens said...

Fantastic answer. I'm going to tell my students this. Yes, you will be part of my next lecture. I hope you don't mind!

Fairview said...

I write because I like being the supreme omniscient creator of my own universe where everybody gets their happy ending.

Rebecca B said...

Yes to the freedom of writing!

J.Lyn said...

Yes to freedom! Great answer.

Ghenet Myrthil said...

Love your answer! I completely agree. :)

Jessica Love said...

Great answer!

Marquita Hockaday said...

Yay! We're glad you all liked our answer and that you feel the same freedom when you write.

And we're elated that you want to put this in your lecture, Lori Ann! Thanks so much :D