Wednesday, November 4, 2020

#IWSG NOVEMBER: Write the Book You Want to Read

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November 4 question - Albert Camus once said, “The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” Flannery O’Conner said, “I write to discover what I know.” Authors across time and distance have had many reasons to write. Why do you write what you write?
 
My awesome co-hosts for the November 4 posting of the IWSG are Jemi Fraser, Kim Lajevardi, L.G Keltner, Tyrean Martinson, and Rachna Chhabria!


"Write the book that you want to read."

This quote sums up the reason I write. When I run out of good books to read, I never panic, because I always fall back on my writing. Crafting a novel is the beginning of an exciting journey! 

I don't write to change the world. I write to escape, to enjoy life, to lose myself in a good book. 

Hope you had a wonderful Halloween! Can't believe it's already November. Anyone doing NaNo? I discovered another middle grade mystery series. I'll let you know next month my thoughts. So far, it's promising! 

24 comments:

  1. That's exactly why I write! Not going to change the world but that's all right.

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  2. Yes!! I agree - I love feel-good stories with a mix of suspense and humour - so that's what I'm writing!

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  3. Write the book that you want to read, is so true for me, I guess it applies to all writers :)

    Rachna Chhabria
    Co-host IWSG
    Rachna's Scriptorium

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  4. A lot of writers write for the same reasons as you. I'm not doing NaNo but I am committing to write just about every day and being more productive.

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  5. Escaping into a good book is the most excellent feeling.

    No NaNo for me this year.

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  6. I'd never thought about how I might fall back on my writing when I can't find the right book to read. Great idea!

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  7. I've always seen writing as an escape.

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  8. If reading is an escape (as it is for many) then writing is just the logical extension. :)

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  9. A good book is a good escape. I think we all need to get away from the world at times. Have asuper rest of the week.

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  10. Definitely a worthwhile reason to write.

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  11. That's such a great quote...and yes, escapism is underrated!!

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  12. Great reason to write! Happy November.
    Anne from annehiga.com

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  13. That sounds like a good reason to me! Good luck with NaNo.

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