'Why do I write?' | A survey compiled by Rosemary Sorensen

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April 1990, no. 119

'Why do I write?' | A survey compiled by Rosemary Sorensen

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April 1990, no. 119

Would it surprise you to know that a number of our well-known writers write to please themselves? Probably not. If there’s no pleasure, or challenge, or stimulus, the outcome would probably not be worth the effort. If this effort is writing, it seems especially unlikely that someone would engage in the activity without enjoying the chance to be their own audience.

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