Why do I write?

I wanted to write a little manifesto for my readers and for myself to encourage myself and others to keep writing.

Reasons For Writing:

  1. I write to participate in an act of creating.
  2. I write to share my experiences with hopes that it might be helpful to someone else.
  3. I write poetry to put words to feelings I can’t always express in other ways.
  4. I write to reflect, and to grow.
  5. I write so I can remember where I have been, where I am going, but especially so I can open up to the now.

This is just a short list of why I write. Why do you write? I would love to hear your reasons why you write and create. Thanks for reading.

Writing Takes Discipline

I committed to writimg twice a week on this blog, but so far i have not been able to live up to that commitment. Discipline is hard. I hope writing about my failure to write will help me write more regularly. If anyone is reading this, what helps you to be disciplined about writing regularly?