PEG Writing Scholar News

#WhyIWrite: Erin

Sometimes it seems crazy to be a writer. I sit in front of a computer for hours at a time, all by myself (well, except for Twitter friends, my cat, and the occasional coffee shop barista). It takes months to write one novel, and there’s no guarantee the novel will ever be published. In fact, I have spent years working on several manuscripts that will never be published. I’ve been rejected hundreds of times. I’ve given up sleep and social events to meet deadlines. I’ve battled writer’s block (and lost, badly).

#WhyIWrite: Ann

I love to write. Writing makes me feel as though I am plumbing depths of myself that I do not always know exist. I’m often surprised by my writing because the words somehow magically appear on the paper, having flowed not from my mouth but from my fingers, somehow also bypassing my conscious brain.

#WhyIWrite: Brian

Why do I write? In one (hyphenated word): self-confidence. The act of regular writing inherently includes practice, revision, improvement, and more practice. It’s a cyclical path that helps you gain more confidence in your own writing skills.