Why I Love Writing: 54 Writers Share Their Passion

Why do you love writing?

 

I asked 54 writers I know to finish the following sentence:

The one thing I love most about writing is ______.

 

Their answers will surprise you, challenge you, and inspire you.

 

Love Writing

 

What I love about writing…it helps me process my thoughts. It’s awesome for the introverted me.

Alicia T-Rust, LifeSoDaily.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is the freedom it gives me to live my life the way I want to live!

Sandy Kreps, ModernSimplicity.org

 

The one thing I love most about writing is that it gives me the opportunity to share big ideas with so many people I would never have the chance to meet in person! 

Christine Goodner, SuzukiTriangle.com

 

The one thing I like most about writing is that I can share with others and help them in some way.

Vikki Walton, VikkiWalton.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is that it connects me to every period of history, every culture on earth, every human experience. Telling stories is how I make sense of the Universe.

Kay Bolden, KayBolden.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is the outlet it gives me to encourage not only others, but myself, in our spiritual walk.

Bobby Benavides, BobbyBenavides.me

 

The one thing I love most about writing is that it heals me. It provides the ability to express my inner thoughts and heal others in the process.

Gila Nehemia, Wild Goddess Emerging – Gila Nehemia, Medium

 

The one thing I love most about writing is that it releases the poisons of the past and becomes the salve that heals me.

Kami Boley, BoleyBooks.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is it feels like an accomplishment.

Courtney Millford

 

The one thing I love about writing is that it helps me get to know myself better. An added bonus is knowing I was able to encourage someone or give them a reason to find humor in everyday circumstances.

Marilyn Newbury, MarilynNewbury.com

 

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The one thing I love about writing is creating transformation in the lives of my readers.

Deanne Welsh, DeanneWelsh.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is it helps me make sense of life’s nonsense. Writing helps me feel better about anything that confuses or frustrates me, even when I don’t find any clear-cut answers.

Maya Spikes, MayaSpikes.com

 

It’s a creative outlet for the weight of living. And it’s less dehydrating than crying. It helps make meaning and renews my hope.

Sovann Pen, SovannPen.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is that it is expression in totality.

Eileen Seefluth

 

The one thing I love about writing for myself is that I’m able to figure out more about myself through my writing. Before I got into writing seriously, I was told that writing will be able to help me out with sorting out my emotions. Though I only partially took that advice, I’m still thankful that I took up writing when I did as it has helped me to realize more about myself and has helped me to figure out the path I want to take in my life.

Eric Burdon, EricScottBurdon.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is being able to encourage, help and connect with people all over the world. People I could never reach in person. And with writing, I can take as much time as needed to process thoughts and feelings before sharing.

Danielle Bernock, DanielleBernock.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is Community!

Nicole Akers, NicoleAkers.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is that it helps me know what I think. When I have to put words to paper (or screen), I’m required to articulate my thoughts with actual words.

Eric Gale, FaceYourGoliaths.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is hearing from folks who comment on my work.

Jonathan Hutchison, FoundationalHope.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is it lets me process what’s going on beneath the surface – both in me and around me.

Colleen Higgs

 

write badly edit well

 

The one thing I love most about writing is enabling people to read each other’s minds – literally!

Meg Konovska, JustHowCoolisThat.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is getting in the zone.

Lauren Salkin, Huffington Post

 

The one thing I love most about writing is the magic I find woven into the words able to bring hope and life to my readers!

Nancy Bouwens, IntentionalLife.me

 

The one thing I love about writing is a story can change someone’s life.

April Yvette, AprilYvette.com

 

The one thing I love about writing is that it feels like reading.

Jewel Eliese, WriteAwayMommy.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is being able to spew a problem onto a page, look at it, work it from different angles, then solve it in words.

Kris Loomis, KKrisLoomis.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is the writing.

Jeff Goins, GoinsWriter.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is – it allows me to find the bright side to any given situation. It allows me to relate with and educate others. That is very empowering in itself!

Aditi Wardhan Singh, RaisingWorldChildren.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is the way it opens me up and helps me see everything differently.

Stephanie Berryman, StephanieBerryman.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is creating pieces that convince others they are not alone in their struggles.

Anne Peterson, AnnePeterson.com

 

Why I Write

 

The one thing I love most about writing is the opportunity to create community by saying “me too” and showing others they aren’t alone, and there is hope!

Dr. Michelle Bengston, DrMichelleBengston.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is sharing my story worlds with other people. Storytelling began for me when I was young, but there are only so many people who can hear a non-recorded verbal tale. Writing allows me to share my story with more people.

Kevin Enriquez, StoryFocusedLife.com

 

I hate writing but love having written.

David Mike, DilemmaMike.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is not just one thing. I relish the freedom of expression and the power in connecting with others. Also, my brain appreciates the dump on the page as I try to make sense of this world. Most of all “I WRITE to make RIGHT the life not yet WRITTEN.”

Tanya Gardiner, BrokenMama.com

 

It reminds me to keep in connection with that higher power of creation. It keeps me on my toes, unlike ballet, which knocks me off my feet.

Sohma Rae Hathaway, FindingtheDiamonds.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is being able to share my story with the world…and get healing in the process.

James Prescott, JamesPrescott.co.uk

 

The one thing I love most about writing is having the ability to document actual stories of my life to pass on to my family and those that follow after I am gone. Sharing stories of overcoming life’s obstacles with raw emotion and finding humor in the messiness of life.

John C. Gyorki, ThinkerMe.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is the ability to affect how people think without ever meeting them. I love empowering other women to speak their truth by being unflinching about my own.

Gretchen Hanson, ChefGretchenHanson.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is the slow refinement of a personal journey into something that has collective sense.

Peter Jeffs, TheTipi.WordPress.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is being my truest self, turning my soul inside-out, pouring it over the page, and somehow making others’ paths a bit easier.

Sarah Robinson, BeautifulBetween.com

 

 

The one thing I love most about writing is sharing what I’ve been given.

Dave Wernli, IdentityinWholeness.com

 

The one thing I LOVE most about writing is the idea that what I write MIGHT resonate with someone else out there. That’s ONE thing.

Selma Writes, IntricaciesandFollies.com

 

The one thing I love about writing is the alchemy of putting my felt sense in words that others appreciate.

Roberta Ryan, RobertaRyan.com

 

What I love about writing is that it empties and frees my mind and allows me to express my heart in a tangible way.

Wendy Fletcher-Clements, SoaringHigher.net

 

The one thing I love most about writing is creative experience.

Red O’Laughlin

 

The one thing I love most about writing is articulating my thoughts and feelings on paper, and working through these when it’s obvious I need to – then enjoying feedback from others who read my work.

Colleen Golafshan, ColleenGolafshan.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is it helps me focus my thoughts.

Jon Stallings, JonStallings.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is when something bothers me, I get it all out on paper and feel 100% better.

Joelene Wolfe, HappinessDepends.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is that sense of wonder when characters and scenes that were in my head becomes alive on the page, and then they are not only mine but are there for anyone who’d like to enjoy them.

Irene Aprile, IreneAprile.com

 

The one thing I like most about writing is having the freedom to express myself, and this same freedom connects me to other like-minded people who share similar dreams, obstacles, and aspirations. It connects us all in such a way where we can all add value and become the best we can be.

Jaco Alberts, JacoAlberts.com

 

Jodi Picoult writing quote

 

Writing sparks something I can’t get elsewhere. It’s not an “incoming” like reading a book or watching a film. It’s “outgoing,” it’s producing, creating, and the best part is that even I, as the writer, don’t always know what’s going to happen next. It’s enchanting, soul-opening, and magical.

Bradley Charbonneau, BradleyCharbonneau.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is relationships. Relationships are infinitely important.

Travis Braucht, TravisBraught.com

 

The one thing I love most about writing is making my own therapy without spending a dime. Then, when it comes to share it, I surprise myself touching others, spreading hope, and eventually, making money.

Nadia Arfani, LiberateYourPen.com

 

The thing I love most about writing is the versatility it affords. I can write about a variety of topics. I can write in a variety of genres. I can write books, articles, blog posts, and website copy. And best of all, my writing can benefit people in different ways.

Dalene Bickel, Lasting-Legacies.net

 

Do This Now

Why did you fall in love with writing?

  • Is it the freedom to express yourself without reservation?
  • Is it like a trip to the therapist without the bill?
  • Is it the opportunity to make your mark on the world?

It doesn’t matter what it is. Name it right now. When you know your why, you’ll have the energy to push through the worst resistance!

Like what you read here? Share with the other writers you know. Is your name in the list? Make sure your whole network knows about it. Let’s crush the fears, the doubts, and the resistance that keeps us from making our art!

 

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