The top 44 reasons to become a writer, summed up in 4 main categories:
- You like being different.
- Playing make believe is SO your thing.
- Your fantasies come to life.
- It’s like recess and art smooshed together.
- You’re an artist – no time to clean. Hello, clutter!
- It provides a bigger rush than running does.
- People give you presents.
- Fans adore you.
- Librarians love you.
- It’s better than drinking.
- It’s better than sex. (Well, almost.)
Passion = money.
- Taxes are fun. (You get to claim almost everything).
- It’s better than being unemployed.
- Your childhood hobby of reading carries into adulthood – and you get paid for it!
- You can earn an income from your passion.
- You get paid to tell stories.
- Fame and fortune. Not really. But it never hurts to dream.
- Your name will be up in lights… er, in print.
- Advances and royalties.
- Passive income.
- Long-term part-time (or full-time) job.
- Easy to shop for Christmas. Duh, your book!
- Every day is a holiday.
- Mobile office.
- Flexible hours.
- No dress code.
- Every day is pajama day.
- No limits or boundaries.
- You can “hang out” with your friends anywhere… online.
- People look to you as an expert.
- You become a walking encyclopedia – about things you never knew before.
- You become “like the gods.”
- You become immortal; books live forever.
- Sleeping in is good for the writer’s soul.
- You bring meaning to the world through your words.
- Your stories help people connect to life.
- Free therapy.
- Easy revenge for high school haters.
- Ex-boyfriends can become evil villains.
- Recognition and respect.
- You can become whatever you want.
- You experience life more deeply.
- You change the world: one person and one story at a time.
- You’ll never wonder, “What if…”
What's your main reason for writing? Share in the comments!
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