Why I Write

     I have always loved to write. Even from the time that I was five or six years old, I would rewrite my favourite fairytales in my own words and try to invent different endings for them.
     Specifically, the story of Goldilocks and the Three Bears had always been my favourite, and I’d always felt as though Goldilocks got off with her burgling scot-free. To make up for this, I would write endings with the Three Bears running after her through the forest and upon her capture, they’d take her to the police or give her a firm telling off at the very least.
As I grew up my interest in writing grew along with me and it soon became a passion.
     It has also always been an escape; I can so easily become lost in writing a scene, spending hours inventing new places and people, and I think that is a beautiful thing to be able to do, even if you’re not particularly good at it.
     Over the years, there have been many times when I have needed to ‘get away from it all’ and writing is the only way I know how to do that with any degree of success.
Those places I would create would become a vacation of sorts from the troubles or difficulties that were happening in my life, and through expressing my thoughts and feelings onto the page, I was better able to understand them which in turn helped me to grow as a person.
All these and a gazillion other reasons are why I love to write.
     I relish the process of starting with an idea in my head and then having that idea grow with such intensity that it feels uncontainable to the point that I just have to write it down.
     In the process of doing this, I am creating something that has never existed in the world before. I am turning something abstract into something concrete; bringing an idea to life and even if nobody reads it, I know that I’ve released some part of me into the world that may continue to exist in some form or another long after I’m gone. It’s an amazing feeling, and I get a rush every time I complete a piece of writing.
So, this is why I write. Thank you for giving it a glance if you did, I appreciate your time.

George

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