Why People Are Drawn to Become Writers… or, How Much is that FREE Cat Tower?
There are many reasons people feel drawn to write. Why did the first of our ancestors pick up some burnt sticks and scrawl images on cave walls or make marks on wood and stones in the forests of the Celtic isles? My experience tells me that there are two elemental reasons people write:
1. To learn more about themselves or their world. The writer E. M Forester once said, “How will I know what I think until I see what I say?”
2. To release some creative impulse that is inside of them. Another way to say this is, to entertain the self or others. Writing then, is to educate or to entertain.
Of course this is a simplification, but writing is something that seems more than a distraction for people who are bitten by the writing bug. In fact, people who are “writers” – published or not – would