Why I Write Reason 24: I Want to Influence People

There are problems in the world that could be eradicated if more people would change there minds about a few basic things. At the root of everything, I want people to spend more time reading and less time watching things. It doesn’t matter what you read, just read. If you don’t think you like reading,…

Why I Write Reason 23: I Want to Help Other Writers

While other people are free to disagree, I don’t think there’s a specific path to becoming a writer. As long as you pay attention to the basics and continually strive to improve, you can get where you want to go. I don’t have a degree in English Literature or a Master of Fine Arts degree…

Why I Write Reason 22: It Keeps Me Learning

Being informed is a quality of life issue. I like to know the facts about what’s happening in the world, especially if it might affect people I care about. Having the critical thinking skills to separate fact from fiction makes it harder for people to manipulate and control me. Being able to make informed decisions…

Why I Write Reason 21: It Doesn’t Hurt

That I have chronic pain issues is something that I’m fairly open about. There’s no shame in it, because it’s just part of who I am. I don’t go into detail publicly about what my specific issues are, or how I got this way, because it’s not really anyone’s business. I will acknowledge that I…

Why I Write Reason 20: It Keeps People at a Distance

Because I grew up prior to the internet age, I hold some opinions many people find to be strange. One of them is around the relationship between the artist and the consumer of that art. Short answer: there isn’t one. It isn’t a transitive property. If I read a book, whether I love it, hate…