One Writer’s Journey

February 14, 2014

Making a Difference: Why Do You Write

Why do you write?  Some of us write because we have a story to tell.  Trent Reedy started writing because someone else had a story but wasn’t in a position to tell it herself.

This video really brings home the idea that the effect you intend to have on the world may be very different from the effect that you actually have.  I’m sure that when Katherine Patterson wrote Bridge to Terabithia she didn’t say “I’m going to encourage an soldier to reach out to an Afghan girl and then to become a writer.”

When you write, you have a story to tell.  When you release it into the world, it takes on a life of its own.  What you accomplish can be utterly amazing.



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