Friday, May 21, 2010

What is the most rewarding thing about being a writer?

Free-form Friday

What is the most rewarding thing about being a writer?

Wine! Women! Song!--No, wait. I imagined that. Rock stars, not writers, have a corner on those markets.

No, it's the raw power!  It may only be a side-effect of my congenital megalomania but when I write I exercise the god-like power of bringing something into existence where nothing existed before. With the stroke of a pen I call worlds into being. All power is mine ... until my characters take on a life of their own and reject me as their god (which is, of course, another story).

All of which is true only in my imagination--which brings me to the most accurate answer: the thing I find most rewarding as a writer is that I get to spend quality time with my imagination.

What is it that you find most rewarding about writing?


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