Having asked my class on the final day of our media class. “why do you write?”
A wide range of thoughtful answers follow. Here are 4 favorites.
1. Such a complicated question. Creative nonfiction makes me look at my life. Experience goes into me as a human…and then as a writer. It gives life a different purpose.”
2. “Excited about a good fresh story idea and putting something new into this world”
3.. “I write to enlighten.”
And my favorite for the sheer honesty and complexity of the answer is…
4. “I love to touch people. Love to affect people in a positive way….to make them think..but I hate, actually…people, so I have to write.”