| write to give escapism. When my pen flows it takes me on a journey, whether that be my character’s or a reflection on my self. The pen gives me power because sometimes I can’t speak my views clearly but with my pen, I can rewrite it until it’s perfect.
I write to change the world, and with the pen, I have the power to do that. I write to express my feelings whether it be anger, happiness or sadness, it’s become my therapy. Sometimes I think it is best to let the ink flow, rather than blood. I love the TS Elliot quote; “The purpose of literature is to turn blood into ink.”
I write to get minorities heard, I want to hear their stories, Just like Maya Angelou in ‘I know why the caged bird sings’ and Cathy Watson’s and Cathy Glass’s autobiographies about fostering. We NEED to have these stories written down to raise awareness.
If you have a story in you, write it down, don’t procrastinate!
Writing provides a way for us to communicate, through letters or poetry. Without writers how can have someone say the truth because we’re too scared too. Writer’s are like knights, the pens their swords.
I love this writing quote; ‘Reading and writing, like everything else, improve with practice. And, of course, if there are no young readers and writers, there will shortly be no older ones. Literacy will be dead, and democracy – which many belief goes hand in hand with it – will be dead as well. – by Margaret Atwood. I feel like it is my job to write otherwise people won’t read and be inspired and write themselves, the chain of writers will be broken.
I think it is an honour, I think to be a writer because after I die, my work lives on.