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New York City Writing Coach

Gay Walley

One unexpected reason we write

I woke up this morning to an unexpected email from someone who was reading one of my books. Happily, it was very complimentary and the author of the email really understood what I was trying to do. I had “connected” with her. And, to put it simply, it felt wonderful.
Point being, we write for many reasons. To know what we feel. To make a character who has affected us internally come alive. To figure out something deep in ourselves. To amuse an audience. A love of words.
But there is that other reason, which is to make contact with another. To have another be affected by our story. Be touched. That we made something that is a gift. Add all these elements together, rewrite and rewrite, and, voila, a work of art. Get to it!