Friday Fun — What drives you to write?

I have not written so much at this point in my life but everytime I shared my piece they would say I could write. I feel elated when I hear them appreciate my work and I am dead serious in enhancing what I have. To me writing is a channel of our soul. It is the manifestation of our emotions and our whole being. The outpour of our ups and downs and other peoples perception of life. It is how we record the things that surround us and its effect to ourselves or certain people and how we react on it.

Live to Write - Write to Live

Friday Fun is a group post from the writers of the NHWN blog. Each week, we’ll pose and answer a different, get-to-know-us question. We hope you’ll join in by providing your answer in the comments.

QUESTION: This is a “Big Question,” but we’re going to ask anyway – in a light-hearted and stress-free way: What is your biggest motivator to write? Is it curiosity? A need to communicate? A desire to educate, entertain, or influence? Fame and fortune? 

headshot_jw_thumbnailJamie Wallace:My answer to this question is always evolving, but I think that mostly I write in order to figure things out and create connections. Journaling was my first writing love. I began journaling to capture experiences, but soon graduated to processing experiences – exploring my feelings, the context of what had happened on a broader stage, the history of ideas and happenings. Today, most of what I write continues to…

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