Road Trip Wednesday is a ‘Blog Carnival,’ where YA Highway's contributors post a weekly writing- or reading-related question that begs to be answered. In the comments, you can hop from destination to destination and get everybody's unique take on the topic.
This Week's Topic: What's your #1 reason for writing?
To make it short, I want to share.
To me, good writing communicates ideas and feelings well enough that people can experience them with you. It's basically bringing others into your cerebral space. Just for awhile, you share the same universe.
Have you ever seen what fans are like when they start talking about a book or a movie they love? They forget everything else. For a little while they share the same passions, joys, interests. Even if they argue, they're still part of the same club, and they belong, whether they differ or not.
I write to open up my head, dump out the denizens onto paper, and make people fall in love with them as much as I do. More than people knowing me, I want people to know them. I want them to know that world that I see, and to see it too. I want to create something new - a place where only I've been - and then take them there.
Magic carpet ride, anyone?