So why do authors bother?

Why do we write

We are exhibitionists, who want to be the centre of attention.

Really? There must be easier ways!

Am I an exhibitionist?

We want to put the world right.

Dream on.

The world isn’t waiting for us.

Save the world! Kill cars!

We want to get rich.

Stop laughing!

You can’t take it with you.

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!

My descent into subconscious detail.

If you look at my list of publications, you will see that I still have a problem.

Published by Clive La Pensée

Clive La Pensée, ex-science teacher, recognised writer on history of beer, novelist, expressionist, dreamer, believer in never giving up, empathiser, hopeful for a future without class, gender or racial prejudice. It's tough and at the moment, one has to remember distance travelled, rather than where we are at.

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