Why Do You Write?

Some people like to sing. Some people like to dance. Some people like to draw, or play sports or bake cookies.  And then there are those of us who like to write stories.  But why is that? What makes us like to write?

Is it because we like to pretend?

I think so.

Writing is a way to create any world we want. With any characters we want. We can create realistic problems, or problems that could never, ever happen.  Situations that are impossible in the world we live in now, can be very possible in the world we build. Our characters can behave in any way we choose, and be named with all our favorite names!

We can write stories about creatures who live inside oak trees. Or a new classmate named Petrina from  Downtown, Mars.  We can write about our favorite dog named Rosie and her adventures underneath New York City.

See what I mean? Pretending is fun!

That’s why I write. How about you? What do you like about writing stories? I’d love to hear what you have to say, so if you like, leave a comment in the space below.

Speaking of writing stories…

I’d like to thank the writers who participated in last week’s September Critique Round. I was happy to see your words in print! I hope you were too. Thank you to those of you who left such thoughtful and encouraging comments. I bet the authors were happy to read them. I know at least one of you had trouble getting your comments to post on the blog. No worries. They’ll be plenty of chances to critique and give feedback in the coming months.

So what did you think of our first critique round? Should we do another round in October? Should we increase the word count, making the number of words higher, like maybe 200 instead of 50-100? Let me know what you think?  Again, leave me a comment below. This site is for all of us who like to write, so your opinion is important to all of us!

So until next week…

Have fun with your writing! Find some time to create your own pretend world with your own made up characters. What could be more fun than that?  🙂

One thought on “Why Do You Write?

  1. Adam Y. says:

    I thought the first critique round was great! I think we should add more words just for some more critiquing. This is great website!

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