Carol Callicotte


Why I Write August 5, 2008

Filed under: For Writers,Writing,Writing World — A French American Life @ 8:46 pm
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Because things don’t seem quite real until I’ve written about them.  Because I can’t not write.  Because it gives me a deeper understanding of our world and the human experience.  Because I love words.  Because a well written sentence, a well chosen word, gives me a rush of happiness.  Because I want some part of me to live on when I am gone, even if it is only my family that reads it.  Because it’s cheaper than therapy.  Because of the high I get when I’m writing – I feel like screaming and crying and laughing at the top of my lungs, and at the same time like sitting peacefully and watching the world go by.  Because I am happiest when I’m lost in the worlds I create and letting my characters’ voices flow through my pen.  Because I think I’m good at it, and I want to do something I love and something I’m good at for a living.  Because I don’t want to look back on my life and wish I’d followed my dreams – I want to follow them now.  Because only when I am writing am I truly, fully, completely me.  Because the craft of writing fascinates and challenges me.  Because this is what I want to do more than anything else in the world.


2 Responses to “Why I Write”

  1. Stephane Says:

    And everybody should get to follow their dreams! I can’t wait for your next novel!

  2. ccallicotte Says:

    I wouldn’t be able to without you, Stef. I’ll never be able to thank you enough for your support!

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