Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Why I Write

I love to read interviews with authors, especially when each interview covers something new and different -- not just the latest promo for a book.

Perhaps this comes from all the years I spent doing feature articles and profiles of people. I like to go beyond the surface and find out interesting details about a person. Those little details often speak more eloquently about a person than the more obvious points.

I was really pleased when J.W. Coffey from Examiner.com contacted me for an interview, and she sent me some questions that do go beyond the basics. One of the things she asked is why I write, and I had to stop and think about that one for a bit.

Here is a LINK to the interview if you are interested in reading it.

J.W. has interviewed some other authors that you might find of interest while you are on the site.


Joholdenhan said...

Being a writer myself I often ask myself why I write. And more recently I've started asking myself if there's a greater purpose for writing other than for the sake of entertaining myself and others. I've come up with several ideas but it's still something I think about.

Great interview, by the way! :)

Maryann Miller said...

Thanks, Jo. Keep up with the writing and one of these days you should share your ideas on why you write. Sometimes it helps define a reason to share it.

Helen Ginger said...

I'll have to link over and see why you write! Maybe it will explain why I write.

Straight From Hel

Maryann Miller said...

It might, Helen. I think all of us in this wacky business have a lot in common. :-)

Terry Odell said...

I agree - I like an interview that goes beyond, "tell us about your book."