Why People Write?

Not in writing, but in every action, there must have a legitimate Why. Else, the effort is wasted!

Picture Credits: The Write Life

Purpose Behind Writing

Well, I wrote earlier that there’s nothing bad if you don’t know why do you write. But there’s nothing good too in that.

If you are living a purposeful life, then your every action must have a sound reason.

A lot of people write to fill their bank accounts, while others write to fulfil their hearts. Writing is bigger than a job. It’s an art, and I don’t hesitate in admitting that writers are artists.

Picture Credits: William Penn

To Bring Change

You write because you have seen something intolerably bad in society, and you want to change it. You choose to write about it and spread awareness so that people can know what’s wrong around them and pay heed to the betterment of society by following your words.

Space for Creativity

You believe that writing is quite open-ended, and you can pen down nothing but your own thoughts to create something creative. From the combination of meaningful words, you use your mind and heart and fill a blank paper with something valuable for yourself and others.

To Help Others

You help others by writing on common issues. You share your experience or whatever you have learnt so far with the intention that if people read and implement your words, they might get help.

To Keep the Brain Active

When you think before writing anything, you keep your brain busy. It’s a good practice to keep your brain away from getting rusted and occupied by negative thoughts. Writing broadens the mind and provides chances to go deeper into the ocean of thoughts.

To Gain Recognition

You write to enhance your reputation and gain recognition. Although it’s a human trait that at a certain level of maturity, people need recognition on whatever they do. When people write, they write so that people can have a picture of them as a writer.

For Enjoyment

You enjoy writing on anything that suits you. Whenever you get free time, you write. Call it a hobby because when you don’t write, you think about what to write in your next break. You brainstorm and make a draft for your future write-up in your leisure time.

For Your Children

You love your children and write for them. Poems, stories, dialogues, anything for them. This passion doesn’t end because when they no more remain kids, you write pieces of advice for them that are sourced from your experience.

Because Others Say You Can Write

Sometimes others’ feedback can mean you a lot. Even though you didn’t believe in your writing capability before, once you hear someone appraising your writing skills, you become motivated and start writing.

To Spread Knowledge & Education

Writers know how to see the world from different angles, but this is not the case with everyone. They are aware of the people’s psyche, and that’s why they struggle to spread whatever knowledge they possess and educate people with the power of words.

To Make Money

You write to make money. This reason has no problem unless you find out that you are getting only some money for writing. While your spirit fights you daily to stop doing what doesn’t’ give you happiness and peace, you suffer while writing because you don’t enjoy writing.

To Connect for Better Opportunity

You write so that interested people can hear your voice and give you a helping hand. Those people make your journey towards your goal easier. You seek better opportunities as a writer, but your purpose is quite bigger than this. These opportunities will act as a catalyst in fulfilling your purpose in life.



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Abdul Aziz Khan

MISSION14 LTD. | Engineering, Vision, & Wisdom. Passionately writes what’s worth writing. Loves to understand the silence under the sky & light in the darkness.