Why We Write



WHY WE WRITE is a series of essays by prominent – and not so prominent – TV and Film writers… and by people like you: writers and those who hope someday to call themselves writers.  Conceived by Charlie Craig and Thania St. John, the campaign hopes to inspire and inform all writers.  If you’d like to comment, or tell us why you write, visit the Why We Write WordPress site or contact us at whywewrite@gmail.com.  If you’d like to submit an essay of your own, click on Submission Guidelines.  Thanks, and please close the door on your way out.


  1. I hope WHY WE WRITE continues. Maybe someday I will start writing – get rid of some of the stuff that has been building up inside for so long before it all comes out in a huge explosion like vomit or a volcano or something.

    Actually it’s more like this great void – every now and then a vague draft of inspiration arrives – I do nothing about it and it drifts away as mysteriously as it came…I wonder where it came from and where it went…go back to whatever I was doing and wait for the next wave…

    Comment by Delbert Long — December 30, 2007 @ 3:15 pm | Reply

  2. Delbert, we’ll keep it up as long as we can, and as long as we can solicit quality submissions, and as long as we are unable to go back to work! At least!

    Comment by Charlie Craig — December 31, 2007 @ 2:40 am | Reply

  3. Hooray for this site! Good luck! Greetings from Norway

    Comment by Ole — January 14, 2008 @ 7:41 pm | Reply

  4. I sent the following comment in an email message to the webmaster (I think?) and was asked by Charlie Craig to post it publicly. This is what I wrote:

    “Geez, I just read Greg Garcia’s blog on “Why We Write,” and it absolutely ministered to my soul. I HATE writing but I’m driven, and I LOVE to laugh. Thanks for the fire. I can’t even begin to thank you enough for taking the time to share your thoughts with the world. Love u man! anne hughes, future author cuz o u”

    BTW, to anyone reading this, some words of wisdom regarding work, strikes, decisions, life:
    Don’t judge. I love that Jesus tells us “judge not lest ye be judged.” Okay, that’s totally old school language – sorry. Even if you don’t believe in the diety of Christ, there is HUGE wisdom in that statement if you believe in the concept of reaping and sowing; karma, cause and effect – whatever floats your boat. The fact is, we all go through our “stuff” in life. We all have to make decisions. We all do the best we can with what we’re given based on the facts in front of us and past experiences. As another wise man said, until you’ve walked a mile in another man’s shoes…” so if you’re criticising writers who chose to strike for whatever their personal reasons, get off your high horse and take a walk – you’ll be blessed. Peace all, cuz Jesus does love you

    Comment by anne hughes — January 18, 2008 @ 9:36 am | Reply

  5. I’ve enjoyed reading the “Why We Write” essays, it be nice to see the website continue long after the strike ends. For people not in Hollywood or even for people in the industry, it’s good to read that we all have a common bond and to share it with others allows a shared experience not often afforded most writers, whether they’re connected to the movie business or not.

    Great reads all.

    Comment by Jake Hollywood — January 31, 2008 @ 9:11 pm | Reply

  6. כיח ככה מתקנים היום

    Comment by תיקון מחשב — May 22, 2009 @ 8:00 am | Reply

  7. בעזרת האתר הזה
    תמצאו את כל מה שצריך לתיקון המחשב

    Comment by טכנאי מחשבים — May 22, 2009 @ 8:00 am | Reply

  8. הדרך הבטוחה לקניה מעולה

    Comment by ויאגרה — May 22, 2009 @ 8:01 am | Reply

  9. סיאליס משחררת בזמן הפעולה
    את זרימת הדם

    Comment by סיאליס — May 22, 2009 @ 8:02 am | Reply

  10. למה זה דפוק ?

    Comment by ויאגרה — August 3, 2009 @ 6:18 pm | Reply

  11. מה הקטע כאן
    אני לא מבין מי פרסם כאן קישורים שבורים

    Comment by ויאגרה — August 3, 2009 @ 6:19 pm | Reply

  12. woow
    very nice

    Comment by ויאגרה — August 3, 2009 @ 6:19 pm | Reply

  13. מומלץ לכל מי שאוהב לצחוק ולשיר
    מערכת איכותית והנחייה מקצועית

    Comment by קריוקי — September 25, 2009 @ 5:10 am | Reply

  14. ואני לא מבין למה כולם שמים כאן לינקים לאתר שלהם כאשר בוורדפרס זה תמיד
    external nofollow

    Comment by ניהול פרויקטים — October 14, 2009 @ 9:02 am | Reply

  15. very nice’ love it

    Comment by טכנאי מחשבים — December 26, 2009 @ 10:19 pm | Reply

  16. תיקון מחשבים מיקצועי

    Comment by תיקון מחשבים — December 26, 2009 @ 10:22 pm | Reply

  17. very good site

    Comment by טכנאי מחשבים — December 26, 2009 @ 10:23 pm | Reply

  18. wonderfull articles and essays on this site!

    Comment by טכנאי מחשבים — September 12, 2010 @ 5:42 pm | Reply

  19. no coments.

    Comment by mansourafshari — July 10, 2011 @ 12:26 am | Reply

  20. writing is a good stuff the problem is the money

    Comment by טכנאי מחשבים — May 23, 2012 @ 3:27 am | Reply

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