Writing a novel

Why do you create?

A bit of a cheat post this week, as I may have fractured my tailbone, so sitting and writing has taken a bit of a hit. I aim to pick up on Worldbuilding 101 again next Monday. In the meantime, read this quote by Pearl Buck:

“The truly creative mind in any field is no more than this: A human creature born abnormally, inhumanly sensitive. To him… a touch is a blow, a sound is a noise, a misfortune is a tragedy, a joy is an ecstasy, a friend is a lover, a lover is a god, and failure is death.

Add to this cruelly delicate organism the overpowering necessity to create, create, create — so that without the creating of music or poetry or books or buildings or something of meaning, his very breath is cut off from him. He must create, must pour out creation. By some strange, unknown, inward urgency he is not really alive unless he is creating.”

— Pearl S. Buck

Why do you write?

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