Tuesday, November 3, 2020

November IWSG Post and Why I Write


Whew! Finally 2020 has nearly reached its end. A topsy-turvy year, a year full of anxiety. Most of our well-laid plans went for a toss, due to a small virus that played havoc all over the world. 2020 will leave a lot of scars for sure.

We have reached the second last month of the year. And as it is the first Wednesday of the month, it’s time for our monthly IWSG (Insecure Writers Support Group) post. In our posts we talk about all aspects of our writing, our discussions center around our manuscripts, our books, characters, stories, revisions, plots, editing and everything about publishing and marketing our books. Do visit the IWSG website.

IWSG, online writers’ group was started by the fabulous Alex J Cavanaugh, a multi-talented, all-rounder: author, blogger, musician and a wonderful person, ever ready to spread goodwill and cheer, constantly supporting other writers. Alex is the author of several amazon bestsellers: CassaStar, CassaStorm, CassaFire and Dragon of the Stars, with more bestsellers on the way (Psst, he is currently working on another book that too will join the bestsellers’ list, I'm sure.)

My awesome co-hosts for the November 4 posting of the IWSG are: Jemi Fraser, Kim Lajevardi, L.G Keltner and Tyrean Martinson. We look forward to visiting all your blogs.

November 4 question - Albert Camus once said, “The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” Flannery O’Conner said, “I write to discover what I know.” Authors across time and distance have had many reasons to write. Why do you write what you write?

I write, else all the stories floating around inside my head would drive me crazy. And all the characters living in my mind will stalk me till I go bonkers, and unless and until I  let them out into the world, in the form of stories and books, they will keep screaming in my ears.

What about you all? Why do you all write?