Why Write?

In an effort to help me improve my writing, I’m always on the look out for insights, tips and ideas which is why I like blogging; it puts me in touch with people, like myself, who have journeyed where I am and are willing to share. It was with this idea that I started a search on how to write dialogue for stories. I searched the internet and was rewarded when the first hit that came up was the website of author David Morrell (http://davidmorrell.net/). I would certainly encourage you to check it out.

His latest book, “The Successful Novelist” has recently been published. I clicked on the tab entitled “Writing.” He gives 3 links to writing that ultimately lead back to purchasing his book, but I want to call your attention to is the link that allows you to read a portion of the first chapter.

He speaks to why write? In the following 8-9 pages he explains about finding your own voice and adding something new to the genre by using what he calls, “self-psychoanalysis” to find story plots and characters, etc. I found the brief excerpt fascinating, coming from my background as a therapist.

So, why do you write? How do you come up with your plots and characters for your stories?

Until next time.