…AUTHORS… why do YOU write?…

…I’m led to believe that in a protracted game of chess, from start to finish, there may be possible combinations of moves amounting to billions… given the number of books that have been written since Man first discovered how to put WURDS on to stone, paper, typewriters , and computing devices, that figure of billions could easily be surpassed by the aggregate combinations of stories and narratives produced over the millennia…

…it’s not a difficult step from that suggestion to surmise there are prob’ly countless reasons why anyone in particular may want to ‘write’… when this ol’ Scots Jurassic scribbler first began to write seriously, about a decade ago, never having written a novel before, my primary urge was merely to see if I could actually produce and complete a whole book… little did I know what lay in store… the first time I wrote ‘The End’, an overwhelming elation descended on me… I felt I was floating three feet above the floor… that ‘pink cloud’ sensation has never totally receded… ten years later, with five Jack Calder crime thrillers in the bag, I’m just beginning to understand the powerful force of attraction for we penspeople… it’s certainly not about money… if anyone ever told you that as an author you would become exceedingly rich, then you were appallingly misled

…writing for me has provided a hitherto unknown oasis against the madness of the universe… a mental sanctuary to which I retreat on a daily basis… the pleasure of creating sum’thing from my own grey cells is a regular triumph… which underlines the fact that I write, first and foremost, for ME… if anyone else derives pleasure from it, that’s a bonus… and here’s the added positive kicker – whatever else I may pretend to be to the outside WURLD, be it as a corporate advisory genius, or as a Financial Master of the Universe, or as any other professional persona, at heart I AM A WRITER… and I LUV IT! see yeez later… LUV YEEZ!



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21 responses to “…AUTHORS… why do YOU write?…

  1. i love to tell stories and to read stories. we all have a story

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  2. I enjoy writing because it’s like making love; there’s an exciting sense of anticipation before it happens, doing it requires effort but it also creates feelings of great pleasure and euphoria, and after, if you do it right, you’ll be so thoroughly spent that you fall asleep within 30 seconds.

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  3. Why, is there an alternative to NOT writing? πŸ˜‰

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  4. I can’t NOT write. After a few days I get appalling crabby if I don’t write, so that Himself somewhat plaintively mentions that perhaps I’d better get back to the book… So it’s an addition, really.

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  5. Reblogged this on Author Don Massenzio and commented:
    Check out this thought-provoking post from Seumas Gallacher’s blog on what motivates us to write.

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  6. I think you are right, Seamus.

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  7. I enjoy writing but I’m kind of glad I didn’t know when I began how much I’d have to know about writing, how much is involved. πŸ™‚ — Suzanne

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  8. Reblogged this on Writer's Treasure Chest and commented:
    Master Seumas Gallacher tells us why he writes!


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