Why I Write 2017

The Light is On

The Light is on. Susanne NilssonCC BY-SA

Write the things which thou hast seen and the things which are, and the things which shall be hereafter.

Revelation 1:19

I write to celebrate the strange adventure of life.

I write to relive moments too precious to forget.

I write to light the way for the children, so that they will find their own writing paths.

I write to clear the clutter in my mind, to ease the ache in my soul – and to encourage others to do the same.

I write to set my imagination free, to create worlds, to discover what happens there.

I write because characters pop into my head and need a place to be.

I write because mental images materialize, insisting that they have meanings, and that their meanings matter.

I write because I am a warrior. I will defend what I believe.

I write because I believe writing is a transcendent, transformative force.

I write to celebrate having loved and been loved

because love and words never die.

I write because words are in my life’s blood, always flowing, arranging, rearranging, singing a story

that really has

no end.

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 Another celebration: This is the 100th post on Lit Bits and Pieces.

17 thoughts on “Why I Write 2017

  1. Congratulations on 100 blogs!

    >I write to clear the clutter in my mind, to ease the ache in my soul – and to encourage others to do the same.<

    Right now, this seems to be all I write about, but it is what is it. I need that outlet because trying to say what I'm feeling doesn't work, AT ALL! 🙂

    Thank you for sharing with us today! I'm writing mine with my students!

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  2. “I write to set my imagination free, to create worlds, to discover what happens there.” Beautifully written – simple yet strong. My favorite line, the one that I can connect connects imagination and discovery – that would be at the heart of my writing and drawing! Thanks, Fran!

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