It’s Wednesday, which means it’s time for another installment of YOU TELL ME, the part of the blog where I stop pontificating and let you pontificate like the pontiff you’ve always wanted to be. So speak up, you silly pontiff, you.
This week: not a multiple choice test. Put away your #2 pencils and scantron sheets, because this is an essay question.
You tell me: Why do you write? What makes you pick up the pen/typewriter/laptop/quill and parchment and put words to the page? What makes you overcome the doubters and the rejections and the heartache to wake up the next day and write some more? What compels you through the hours of toiling in obscurity and the uncertain prospects of success?
Subquestion 1a: what advice do you have for your fellow writers to keep on going?
Discuss amongst yourselves.
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