Why do people write books?
Most authors have no choice. It is their destiny. They heed a calling and practice their craft because it is simply what they do. It is their identity. They are their words.
It is in their blood and their soul. Experiences, ideas, and dreams lead them to come to the table and write. What else affords one the opportunity to live inside their head and yet create boundless worlds with new rules to play new games-- legally, morally, scientifically, politically, or sexually?
Quite simply, they write to exist and exist to write. For so many millions of writers, the act of writing is so natural, so necessary to their existence, so fulfilling.
Writers can pen a thousand lives and inspire others to live a life of other. Books can be a mirrors of ourselves -- or windows to worlds unseen and otherwise untouchable.
If I had to summarize why authors write, it would come down to some combination of all of these things:
Purpose: This is their undeniable destiny.
Pleasure: They enjoy the acts of creating, researching, interviewing,
writing, and even editing.
Passion: They thrive on the creative process.
Pride: Ego drives many writers.
Power: They may feel their laptop is a sword.
Pay-off: They hope their writings make a difference in the world.
But perhaps writers take part in something beyond themselves. They are not creators, but mere messengers, here to connect for us what seemingly has not been made clear by the forces that be. Maybe writers are here to reinforce what already is, rather than to help us dream of what could be.
All that I know is writers live to write, and write to live.
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Brian Feinblum should be followed on Twitter @theprexpert. This is copyrighted by BookMarketingBuzzBlog ©2023. Born and raised in Brooklyn, he now resides in Westchester with his wife, two kids, and Ferris, a black lab rescue dog. His writings are often featured in The Writer and IBPA’s The Independent. This award-winning blog has generated over 3.3 million pageviews. With 4,400+ posts over the past dozen years, it was named one of the best book marketing blogs by BookBaby http://blog.bookbaby.com/2013/09/the-best-book-marketing-blogs and recognized by Feedspot in 2021 and 2018 as one of the top book marketing blogs. It was also named by www.WinningWriters.com as a "best resource.” For the past three decades, including 21 years as the head of marketing for the nation’s largest book publicity firm, and two jobs at two independent presses, Brian has worked with many first-time, self-published, authors of all genres, right along with best-selling authors and celebrities such as: Dr. Ruth, Mark Victor Hansen, Joseph Finder, Katherine Spurway, Neil Rackham, Harvey Mackay, Ken Blanchard, Stephen Covey, Warren Adler, Cindy Adams, Todd Duncan, Susan RoAne, John C. Maxwell, Jeff Foxworthy, Seth Godin, and Henry Winkler. He recently hosted a panel on book publicity for Book Expo America, and has spoken at ASJA, Independent Book Publishers Association Sarah Lawrence College, Nonfiction Writers Association, Cape Cod Writers Association, Willamette (Portland) Writers Association, APEX, and Connecticut Authors and Publishers Association. His letters-to-the-editor have been published in The Wall Street Journal, USA Today, New York Post, NY Daily News, Newsday, The Journal News (Westchester) and The Washington Post. He has been featured in The Sun Sentinel and Miami Herald. For more information, please consult: www.linkedin.com/in/brianfeinblum.