Why Do Writers Write? Essay

728 Words Sep 2nd, 2016 3 Pages
Why do writers write? If it 's not for the money why do writers write? Joan Didion said, “I write entirely to find out what I’m thinking, what I’m looking at, what I see and what it means.” This quote expresses to me why writers write. Throughout this course, I have experienced the opportunity to express myself as a writer and having the flexibility to do what I want. Expressing myself in my own why defines who I am as a writer, and this course has given me this. Taking this course last year was just a subject I chose to slide by, but little did I know that I would love this course and find my own writing abilities. Undergoing this course has helped me understand what it means to be a writer, in my own way I believe to be a writer is to express your own self, thoughts, views and feelings.

The learning experiences I have been able to grasp have been immense. Through the authors of Malouf, McCullough, Hughes, Carey and O’Brien I have been able to extract new knowledge and intertwined this into my writing. At first, I was like Hughes, I would just jump into my stories, but continuing this course I experienced the importance of discipline of being a good writer, to edit and edit. Creating my stories was always from imagination and never from facts, but with imagination comes facts. Colleen McCullough said, ‘no matter what you write, it has to be well researched.’ From this my Capability for Learning has developed through recognising how knowledge changes over time and is…

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