Write to write

“Write to write. Write because you need to write. Write to settle the rage within you. Write with an internal purpose. Write about something or someone that means so much to you, that you don’t care what others think.”Nick Miller

There are a million different reasons to write something. The narcissistic belief that what you have to say is important to others, the selfless ideal of helping save this world through art and beauty…

Fame. Money. Love.

Heartbreak. Depression. Solitude.

All of them are important reasons.

But there’s something about writing just to write, writing to get the words out of your head…

Writing because that’s what you do. Writing because you won’t have it any other way.

If you feel strongly about something, then you can write about it.

All you have to do is silence all the other voices that keep telling you stuff like people won’t like it (who cares?) or it won’t sell(again, who cares?) or it’s been done before(everything’s been done before, or so it seems until something new comes along).

Just write. Type those damn words. There will come a day when you’ll be thankful for that.

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9 comments on “Write to write

  1. You echoed a lot of my thoughts. Thanks for this.

  2. I have many times realised that writing things that have been clogging in my mind since a long time actually flush out of it and again my mind is fresh for new ones.

  3. I do exactly that – over 1400 blog post – 3 books, a 4th written, because it is in me to do. Whether understood, or received, I must get that which is within me, out. So I write…

  4. Justin Kempo says:

    So dead on man… so dead on.

  5. jeffreybotah says:

    I love this! A lot of times I get scared about what people will think but at the same time I have an urge to write as well for various reasons and that’s what’s important.

  6. gurtuman says:

    You gotta write for the sake of the dreaming billions, to give expressions to your otherwordly ramblings, soothe you aching heart, give melody to your soul and let it fall back in a wave of exuberance, to tell your story to posterity and let ’em gawk and be surprised !

  7. Very true…Writing gives me so much relief,it helps me to forgive and forget all incidents which depress me and also remember the great times….

  8. If I didn’t write my head would explode, like that guy in Scanners.

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