Why write?


My writing group has started again, after a break, and we have quite a few new members. In true new group style, we had to introduce ourselves and say a little about our past experiences of writing. I was one of the first to go. I decided to keep it short and sweet as I didn’t think everyone would want to know all about the numerous attempts of writing I have had over the years. Nearly everyone else did the same. There is something about blowing our own trumpets that sits very uncomfortably with us Brits.  There was even one lady who ‘omitted’ to tell us about the play she had just had on as she felt too embarrassed to talk about it.

On the bus on the way home, I mulled over what we had all said and wondered why it is that some of us feel compelled to write?…

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