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  1. dch

    The best part about being a writer? The way my brain has learned to take an idea and run with it, to see the multitude of options that open up and take you forwards till you’ve got a story. It’s just so much fun. And, gee, I’m the boss!

  2. EmlenA

    The best part about being a writer is finding out the voices in your head, in your dreams, talking to you while you’re watching TV are not clues that you’re insane, but that you’ve got a story to tell.

  3. SMKrafty

    I get to visit new worlds as they unfold under my fingertips and then hold the door open for readers to step through and explore my new world and all its inhabitants.

  4. fotogrllt

    The best part about being a writer is allowing the mind to create what others will read. The peace of silence when alone with our thoughts. Channeling the words from a higher source. Knowing our words inspire, educate, and change the world.

  5. Observer Tim

    … assisting young wordlets that seek to break the silence of unreality and shout “I am here”, making themselves known if only for a moment.

  6. jotokai

    Figuring out who the character is.

    Not just what happened in the scene, but how that fits elements of profile and backstory. That moment when two features of a character suggest a third, which brings the character into focus. When the antagonist’s motive is revealed, and she turns out to be a much better person than we thought.

    BTW, great question. Should probably spend a few minutes every day thinking about this one!

  7. Monica Paul

    … share the adventures of a multiplicity of characters with their own philosophies, feelings, and personalities acting in their own common or fantastic environments. Each Adventure is a life and a story, some may be boring, some others may be awesome. Some readers may identify themselves with a character, some others may not. Isn’t is amazing?

  8. Parisii

    . . . moving the words around, changing the words, playing with the language until it “feels right” and you know that just this once you’ve beaten the odds.

  9. DavidV

    … freedom.
    The freedom to create works that are free of fact or fiction. To praise or condemn. To show love and/or hate. Free from the perceived constrains of convention on what is or what should be. Free from the constraints of acceptability or even credibility! To write that which is loved, or that which is vilified. A freedom that knows no bounds save those placed there by the writer themselves.

  10. JennyWren

    Is when your daydream shows up on the page just as you saw it and felt it and smelled it, and you know when someone else reads it they’ll be going on your adventure with you.

  11. Sailor661

    The best part about being a writer is that your good stuff my be remembered in posterity. If you just work for a living, no one will remember what you did.

  12. EmpressNas

    is being able to be a voice or motivator to persons around me who wants someone to believe in them. I am passionate about my writing, so when I write I seek to inspire and allow others to become passionate about my work.

  13. bonniblu

    I love when the characters and setting are so real that the readers write and ask you where that town is located. They want to visit. I also love when something comes out of my brain that I never would have thought of consciously. Bonnie Drury

  14. Lorraine Reguly

    …having others discover that they love reading what I’ve written.
    …being able to create unique art from a mere 26-character alphabet.
    …enjoying the feeling that I get when I hold the pen and the ink flows onto the paper, transforming abstract thoughts to something concrete.
    …when inspiration hits!

  15. miss owen

    The best part of being a writer is having something to write about everything. Its about finding a story in the cry of my baby,at the funeral stand,from the death of a loved one,the chippings of the birds beside my window etc. I just keep finding a story simply from living.

  16. james.ticknor

    …that “a-ha!” moment. I don’t seek the end of a book. I seek that moment where things just click. “If I make him do this, then that would explain so many things that happened before and set him up for other things to do in the future!” Yeah, that kinda moment! It fills your cup juuusssst right.

  17. Cin5456

    The best part of being a writer is discovering the words that say all that needs to be said. I think, as a poet, my shortest poems, the ones that say more than they say, are my favorites.

  18. EmpressNas

    that I am able to freely express myself and to be a voice or motivator for persons out there who need someone to believe in them and motivate them so they can make that step in being able to believe in themselves.


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