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Why Write? The Perspective from a Lifelong Writer

Why Write? The Perspective from a Lifelong Writer Writing is a solitary and time-consuming activity. Why would a person choose to do the lonely work of stringing words together that others may never read or value? That seems quite odd, does it not? Maybe getting pleasure from writing is a bit like getting pleasure from eating an artichoke. The first artichoke does not seem to be worth the effort, especially if you get a thorn in your finger. But eventually, you learn to consider artichokes a special treat. Maybe writing is a spiritual experience. That is, when we write, we

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