I write because I grew up as an only child high on the hills in Vermont which meant I had to become creative to keep myself entertained.
I write because I love to read stories and I love to share them as well. Just as you may love to eat meals friends and family cook for you and you also love to cook and share meals you’ve created. I don’t cook I write instead.
I write because I am curious as to how you and I are the same yet different. I read for the same reason. For example, Charles Dickson’s’ novels were based on the society in his time. He spent an hour a day walking through his city gathering his ideas based on what he saw, heard, touched, tasted, smelled as all of us writers do – we write what we know and we read about what we don’t know to gain insight and empathy, compassion, and understanding of others.