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Stories will not be written easily. A story without a heart is dead, and the only place it will get a heart is from the author.

Why Do You Write?

I ran a thousand miles for you

Knowing you would break My heart

And I  would do it all again

Because I couldn’t stand to be apart…

~J.J Heller, “Red Against Your Black”

It’s not that He knew that we might, possibly, maybe turn away and spit on the face of the One who had come to save us. He knew we would.

“‘For I have no pleasure in the death of anyone, declares the Lord GOD;’ so turn, and live.”

Isaiah 18:32

While I may not know you
I bet I know you
Wonder sometimes, does it matter at all?
Well let me remind you, it all matters just as long
As you do everything you do to the glory of the One who made you,
Cause he made you
To do

Every little thing that you do
To bring a smile to His face
Tell the story of grace
With every move that you make
And every thing you do

Steven Curtis Chapman, “Do Everything”

 Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.

1 Peter 4:10, NIV

Go, tell it on the mountain,

Over the hills and everywhere

Go, tell it on the mountain,

That Jesus Christ is born.

John Wesley Work Jr, “Go Tell it on the Mountain.”

How then will they call on him in whom they have not believed? And how are they to believe in him of whom they have never heard? And how are they to hear without someone preaching?”

Romans 10:14, ESV

“Write as if you were dying. At the same time, assume you write for an audience consisting solely of terminal patients. That, after all, is the case.”

-Annie Dillard

 He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.

Mark 16:15-16

I write for love.

 I write for those who are not forgotten.

For those who are looking for Truth.

For those who have closed their eyes.

Because hope is not dead, and there is still a God who changes lives.

Why do you write?

(For those wondering, this is like a super-condensed version of this post on my other blog.)

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6 thoughts on “Why Do You Write?

  1. In perfect timing, you just summed up precisely why my goals are what they are.

    • Thank you! I really appreciate it. 🙂 Since you’re here on this post already, you make me wonder… Do you write? If so, what are your reasons for writing?

      • Well, I write for fun. Nothing published yet. I hope to get something published when I grow up though!

        I write my poems to vent out anger, frustration and all those negative feelings, because it hurts less physically to write than to punch a wall or something. I also write poems to encase memories. They may not mean as much to others, but they mean a lot to me. Another reason I write poems is because it shows me how much I’ve changed, writing and personality-wise, and believe me when I say this, but I have changed A LOT. Okay. That was all about poems.

        I write stories (or at least try to) because it extends my currently (in my opinion) rather limited vocabulary. It also improves my writing style, getting rid of a lot of cliches and the such to make the situations I’m writing about seem more realistic, and not just like a bunch of sarcastic comments thrown together so SOMETHING happens.

        I write because, as mentioned previously, it’s fun, I could vent, and it could show me how I’ve grown. I literally cannot go a whole day without thinking of how to make my writing sound more advanced, or how to create more feeling in a piece. A little part of me is inserted in the pieces that I write every time, because I really try to make them sound better, to make them appeal more to an audience, or to capture more of a moment. There’s more reasons as to write, but this could go on and on and on, so I guess I’ll leave it at that. 🙂 I could make a list a mile long. Wait that was a cliche. Whoops. XD

        • Ah, cliches are actually fun sometimes. Cliche characters are usually very interesting, if you just dig a little deeper, and cliche plots can have very fascinating endings. I love taking cliches and making them not cliche.

          So, is there anything that you want your readers to learn from your writing? Is there, say, a theme to it, or do you just write for your enjoyment and the enjoyment of your readers? Oh, do go on! I shan’t mind a mile long list… Especially since the comments don’t measure in miles. :-p

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