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An Odd Question

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An Odd Question

Postby T. Thom » Tue Jan 31, 2012 9:36 pm

An odd question for all of you, what is you goal as a writer?
Example my friend writes novels and shorts in a poetry format because she thinks the most important thing in writing is beauty. My other friend fills hers with sarcastic and witty remarks because the most important thing in her writing is to show wit. But what is the most important, or the goal of your work. Maybe I’m asking because I don’t know what my goal is but I would still like to hear what you all think.
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Re: An Odd Question

Postby mammamaia » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:01 am

in my old, discarded, material life, my primary goal was to make a living, a close second was to write whatever landed in my head and needed to get out for others to enjoy reading...

since then, as a full time practicing philosopher, my only goal is to have as many as possible read what i write...
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Re: An Odd Question

Postby James A. Ritchie » Wed Feb 01, 2012 11:32 am

To have fun, and to earn a living, as we all must do, one way or another.

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Re: An Odd Question

Postby max2011 » Wed Feb 01, 2012 1:46 pm

my goal is to be successful in what I do- whether it be writing or other :P

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Re: An Odd Question

Postby Nordin » Sat Feb 04, 2012 12:03 pm

to express myself..

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Re: An Odd Question

Postby AndreaClimbing » Tue Feb 07, 2012 2:28 pm

To show how I see the world. It´s not a goal, because I´m doing it already, but the reason I write. My goal would be to get published, more than once, to actually be read by lots of people, and to keep improving as a writer.
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Re: An Odd Question

Postby lorincor » Sat Feb 11, 2012 5:39 pm

I would love to make a living writing, however my ultimate goal is to have someone waiting at midnight at Barnes and Nobles for the release of my next book! How cool would that be? My goal is to inspire through writing. :P

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Re: An Odd Question

Postby lesliemunnelly » Tue Feb 14, 2012 12:36 pm

To allow my imagination to flourish! Of course, publication would be cool, too.

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Re: An Odd Question

Postby amirsdaddy » Fri Feb 17, 2012 1:18 pm

My goal in the writing itself is to touch people, to make them think and make them say "Wow!" through compelling, beautiful and simple storytelling. And ultimately, to touch people, they have to read it which means publication. Eventually, making a living off it would be ideal.

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