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Thursday, July 8, 2010

Writerly Wednesday ~~ Motivaton

I've got a great interview with a very talented author & teacher to share with you tomorrow, but first, a few questions...

Why do you write? Money, fame, immortality, creative outlet or some combination of factors?

Is this the reason you began writing, or has that changed?

If someone offered you $10,000 in exchange for your writing goals, would you take it and never write again?

10 comments:

Tabitha Bird said...

Interesting question. But I don't think any amount of money would come close to filling the need inside me for words. I write because it is apart of who I am. Not writing would be like cutting off my arm. No, an arm I could live without, it would be like pulling out my heart. How do you put a value on a heart?

Michelle H. said...

If someone offered you $10,000 in exchange for your writing goals, would you take it and never write again?

Heck no! No amount of trouble or money will ever make me stop.

Sharla said...

Of course I want to be published, but the stories always running in my head that never make it to paper show me that I'm a writer no matter what.

Heck, I'd take the money and then write in secret like people used to have to learn to read in secret before the Civil War. I'd be a closet writer with a really nice wardrobe! LOL

Terri Tiffany said...

Well--since I need that $10000 really badly it would be tempting but my heart says no.

Linda said...

Good questions, Angie. I would not take the $$ because I think (I hope!) I have something important to say in my writing. I like to think I contribute in a way that no one else could.

Marguerite said...

I write because I love to write and always have! $10,000? No way! But $10,000,000., maybe! :)

Stacy Post said...

I write because NOT writing is a miserable state to be in. I wouldn't take the money. Nope. No way.

colbymarshall said...

I wirte because I love it. I don't think i'd take the money!

Erika Marks said...

Such a good question, Angie. I think we all feel the same--we write because we must. I know I love to write, but more often than not, I also know I can't NOT write (double negatives, anyone?).

Your blog had me at the word Gumbo! I'm married to a native New Orleanian and the gumbo flows freely in our house. Thanks for reminding me of the LA I miss very much.

Deb Shucka said...

The only reason I would take that amount of money would be for the freedom to write more. So I guess that wouldn't work out so well. I have to write, even when I'm feeling like what I write doesn't matter. It's what I'm here to do.

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