Why do we write? We write because we have a tale to tell, a story to entertain people or we have something to say. And because writing is a form of expression, a manifestation of creativity, mankind has used this medium to communicate for thousands of years.
But the fundamental reason storytelling has been that way is because of our need to understand the world around us.
Writing isn’t just about writing a blockbusting story. It’s about the need to make sense of things; it’s about understanding the human condition. After all, why do people do the things they do? What makes ordinary people become extraordinary? What drives them to act the way they do? What is it that makes us different to the next person? What makes them who they are?
Via Gregg Morris