The Desire to write

Girl at the table typing on a typewriter, vintage photo effect

Many people have a deep desire to be a writer. Whether it’s a dream they’ve had since childhood or a newfound passion, the idea of creating something that resonates with others and potentially changing lives is a powerful motivator. However, for many aspiring writers, the path to realizing this dream can be challenging and daunting. Here are some thoughts on why people have the desire to be a writer, and what it takes to make that dream a reality.

Writing is a form of self-expression. It allows individuals to explore their thoughts and feelings in a creative way, and to share those ideas with others. Writing provides a means of connecting with the world and leaving one’s mark on it, even if it’s just through a few lines of prose or poetry. It’s a way of saying, “I was here, and this is what I had to say.”

Writing can be a form of escapism. Through writing, individuals can create their own worlds, characters, and stories that allow them to escape from the pressures and realities of everyday life. It can be a therapeutic way to deal with stress and anxiety, and can provide a sense of purpose and fulfillment.

The desire to be a writer is not enough on its own. It takes hard work, dedication, and a willingness to learn and grow as a writer. It’s important for aspiring writers to study the craft, read widely, and practice regularly. They should also be open to constructive feedback and willing to revise and refine their work as needed.

Aspiring writers must also be prepared to face rejection and criticism. The road to success as a writer is rarely straightforward or easy, and rejection is a common experience. It’s important for writers to stay resilient and keep pushing forward, even when it feels like their work is not being appreciated.

The desire to be a writer is a powerful motivator, but it’s important to remember that writing is not just about the end result. The act of writing itself can be fulfilling and rewarding, and can provide a sense of purpose and meaning. If you have the desire to be a writer, go ahead and pursue that dream with all your heart. With hard work, dedication, and perseverance, you can turn that dream into a reality.

About M. R. Pritchard

M. R. Pritchard is a two-time Kindle Scout winning author, her short story "Glitch" has been featured in the 2017 winter edition of THE FIRST LINE literary journal, and her short story "Moon Lord" has been featured in Chronicle Worlds: Half Way Home (Part of the Future Chronicles). M. R. Pritchard holds degrees in Biochemistry and Nursing. She is a northern New Yorker transplanted to the Gulf Coast of Florida who enjoys coffee, mint chocolate, cloudy days, and reading on the lanai. Visit her website and sign up for her twice monthly newsletter. You'll get a newsletter with updates, day to day shenanigans, and book deals.
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