I Do Not Write/I Write
I do not write to be appreciated or respected.
I do not write to be praised or complimented.
I do not write to boost my own self image, my own arrogance (though this is a deep and hard to avoid trap).
I do not write because I understand things that others do not.
I write because I am compelled to by something inside of me that demands it.
I write because there are stories that need telling.
I write because I have a love affair with words, even though I often use them incorrectly.
I write because it liberates me in a way that few other things do.
Why do you write?