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Why Do I Write?

A question that is often asked is, “Why did you want to become a writer?” Many authors say it’s their passion, it’s all they’ve ever wanted to do, they feel they were meant to do it. It’s not something I ever asked myself, because I never expected to be a writer, yet recently I published a book of poems, one of short stories and am currently working on a novel. How did that happen? Well, it seemed to have happened all by itself, by-passing any decisions on my part. It started in late 2014 when my mother died, followed by my little dog, Ruby, a few weeks later. This double dose of grief swam around in my heart and dribbled out of my eyes for most of the day, and I wondered how I could bear it

All words and images       Magenta Wise