Why do we write
We are exhibitionists, who want to be the centre of attention.
Really? There must be easier ways!
We want to put the world right.
The world isn’t waiting for us.
We want to get rich.
Here is the truth?
We have deep insecurities and writing about them helps us come to terms. That’s right – it’s cathartic.
So why write a fantasy fiction, a thriller, an erotic romance?
Same answer. We are wimps, who could never live the dream, so we imagine living the dream.
But don’t we do that anyway when we daydream?
Writing makes you sort out the detail that gets skipped in a daydream.
Our subconscious needs help in working up the things that happened in our youth, that we still haven’t got over.
That’s why we do it!
If you look at my list of publications, you will see that I still have a problem.
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