Confession: I have ulterior motives when I write.
They’re not sinister (okay, most of them aren’t). Mostly, they consist of my core beliefs, my experiences and opinions. In other words, who I am. Everything I write springs from these things. I put down the stories that speak to me the loudest, then step back and hope someone out there gets what I’m trying to say.
I think we all do this. I’ve never met a writer who wrote in a void. Frankly, I don’t think it’s possible. We all have things that speak to us, things we want to say, things we need the world to understand.
Kayti, Madhuri and I created Write Bitches because we’re story people. We had stories we wanted to share- with each other and with you. We also harbored the (somewhat lofy) hope that someone out there might learn from what we were shoveling.
Now, we want to learn from you.
Friends, countrymen, writers: what made you decide to write what you write? What was it about your chosen method or genre that called to you, that sunk its hooks into your soul and wouldn’t let you go?
We’re story people, and we want to hear yours.
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Can’t wait to hear from you!