Thursday Thirteen: Why I Enjoy Writing

Thursday13Hello, everyone, and happy T13. Thursday snuck up on me so I’m a little late today. But here are the 13 reasons I enjoy writing.

1) Inventing a new world for my characters is one of my greatest thrills. World building from the ground up by considering cause and effect can have me playing around with ideas for hours.

2) The exploration of human nature. Creating a character and then predicting how he or she might react under stress hits my, Muhahaha, button. I do so enjoy messing with my characters.

3) The very idea that my words can create images, emotions and bring to life entire worlds, makes me grin.

4) If I’m angry at someone, I can safely kill them off in my work and go on with my day with a satisfied smile on my face.

5) To prove to myself I am actually capable of doing something so complicated and difficult without giving up.

6) To prove to others I can do it.

7) Breathing life into characters and giving them a soul. Making them come alive on the page gives me great pleasure.

8 ) Playing devil’s advocate.Β  I enjoy twisting things around and exploring both sides of a given subject.

9) To make myself cry. I enjoy being so emotionally invested in my characters that I actually cry when I kill them off. I figure if I’m that invested, maybe I can get that on paper and invoke emotions in others too.

10) Because I enjoy making my character suffer. Yeah, I’m mean, but I like it. LOL.

11) I haven’t yet read a book like mine and I think others would enjoy the stories I have to tell.

12) Research! I love research. I love learning new things and finding ways to apply it to my stories.

13) Last but not least…. Writing gets me excited about things. The thrill when something starts going just right, and all the pieces start falling into place in my wip. I get that bouncy feeling and can’t stop grinning.

These are the reasons I enjoy writing. Can you guys think of anymore?


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13 responses to “Thursday Thirteen: Why I Enjoy Writing

  1. Oh yes … ditto ditto ditto! πŸ™‚ Great list. I love being able to bring my dreams and fantasies to life. πŸ™‚ Happy Thursday!

  2. I think worldbuilding is up at the top of my list. I also like traveling to places I can’t go in real life, like exploring space on a junker somewhere out there.

    Great list!

  3. I think you’ve covered all my reasons and really enjoy number 7,8, and 12. It’s what keeps me going.

  4. Great list! I too love research, but being able to escape to another place is always a bonus.
    Happy T13!

  5. Great list, and so many of those are on my list, too. I also enjoy knowing that I can entertain people. That’s worth being on my list.

  6. I love the excuse of research. I’m hoping to get even more out of it once I’m in print.

  7. I totally agree with all of those and I totally love all of those things, too!


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  8. Great list — your number four would be at the top of mine. So many rude and irritating neighbors, so little time to kill them all off. Hehehe…

  9. #4 made me laugh because I enjoy doing that. It’s so satisfying and keeps me out of trouble!

  10. I enjoy writing because – and I’ll be perfectly honest, here – I like escaping into the world of the characters I create, since mine can sometimes be a drag. LOL!

    A great list, of course. Hard to think of anything to add, at the moment. πŸ˜‰

    Happy TT!
    Ciao for now! πŸ™‚

  11. I like your list. Especially #5. Writing doesn’t look so difficult from the outside looking in…..but it sure is! So good for you for hanging in there!

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