Thursday, February 03, 2011

Why Write?

The new(ish) Sydney Westfield, Pitt St.

If anything, it was only when stopped thinking about what I hoped to gain from my writing that my writing really began to improve. This is why I believe the single most important question you can ask yourself as a writer is not why you write, but if you would still write if there was absolutely nothing in it for you. If noone published it, if noone liked it, if no one - not even your loved ones - could be bothered to read whatever it was you were writing, would you still have the urge within you to sit down and drag the words out?

If the answer to that is yes, then that is why you write.

Because you're a writer

-Daniel Clay


  1. what a beautiful quote.

  2. I love it. Thanks Mel. I think I needed to see that. I googled for the rest of it, it's a good encouraging read. Funny enough, your blog popped up on google.