Writing Online - Because I Have To
I can never resist a red rag to a bull. (Especially not when it's as close to an Osborne bull as I am likely to find.)
Turns out that she and I have both written for Suite 101, plus the other site and here. I have also maintained blogs (yes, I'm building my latest, slowly and surely) and written guest posts for many sites, including RetroGT, Nameberry and Oxgadgets plus many more I can't remember or am forbidden from mentioning for reasons of business confidentiality.
Apart from contributing here (and occasionally at the other site) I currently write for Wizzley and have started to investigate the wider world of writing for sale of rights to others.
As for the question 'why do I write?'
I write because I have to.
- Because articles have been known to spring fully formed from my head, like a Greek goddess, without asking permission.
- Because writing is chicken soup for my vegetarian-leaning, introverted, wordnerd soul.
- Because, so help me God, if I didn't write, at times I would shout at someone, or hit them, because they are so narrow minded, heckling, and can't see another opinion for looking. By writing I can illustrate the wide variety of opinion out there in the world without causing injury to anyone.
- Because words, when written, can be wrangled into shape. They can be proofread, edited and generally chazed all over the internet in the cause of getting just the right word for just the right phrase. When spoken, words are spoken, forever to cause harm and distrust to whoever fancies misinterpreting them.
- Because I can herd written words better than I can herd cats, people or even polar bears.
So, in the immortal speech of a certain credit card company:
WHY DO YOU WRITE?
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