The other day I volunteered in my son's classroom. While there, the teacher talked about books, and asked the question:
"Why does a writer write?"
It was fun listening to the kids responses.
"Authors write to give information."
"Authors write to teach you something."
"They want to tell a story."
The teacher had one word she was looking for, but none of the kids picked it.
She held up books like "Nate the Great," "Fly Guy," and some other FUN books!
She was looking for, "Writer's write to entertain."
I write because I have a story inside I have to share. I want to share an experience, make people laugh, make them cry. But I want to bring them into this world that exists in my head.
So this leaves me with two questions:
Why do you write?
And of course, why do you read?