You read that right.
Today, I’m not asking for 1000 words of fiction.
I’m asking for a 1000 word essay (meaning, blog post).
And I want it on this subject:
WHY I WRITE.
That’s it. I wanna know why you write. What it is that makes you want to tell stories and write them down. What drives you? Something biographical? Something internal? Dig deep. Be thoughtful. Write it out like the bad-ass that you know you are.
The standard rules apply, otherwise:
Write it at your online space. Drop a link to it here in the comments.
Due in one week: 7/31.
Your time is now: tell us why you write.
229 responses to “Today’s Flash Fiction Writing Challenge Is Not About Fiction”
Hard to write about myself. Though it is sometimes quite illuminating.
Thanks for an excuse to dig deep and be honest about this crazy writer life. It was also a fantastic excuse to re-work the Fiction landing page on my blog! Awesome!
Why I write…
This was quite fun and retrospective for me…. http://imagination.cjreader.com/why-i-write.html
Here’s mine: An Hour Til Mastery:
Why I write. Signed Procrastinator, delayer of responsibilities! Sort of relates to the piece.
*sees the deadline looming and knows Chuck probably has a bunch of last minute entries to moderate but won’t be back at the computer for a while so pushes the paper -gently- in font of him again, just in case it fell off his desk while profusely apologizing if this ends up being a duplicate and not lost in the land of missing socks*
If this entry was beer, it probably would be aging for a while, certainly past the rapidly approaching deadline. That said, drink up, but don’t say I didn’t warn you.
[…] The Terrible Minds writing challenge this week is to write about why you write. […]
Here’s mine: I write to make sense of the world.
Finished on Thursday, but for some reason it’s still in moderation purgatory.
I wrote a little essay and linked to it here but it seems to be gone. Or I’m not doing this right.
Don’t know if that will work but here goes nothing.
[…] This post was written in response to a prompt from Chuck Wendig at terribleminds.com […]
Here’s mine: http://unstableorbit.com/2015/07/31/why-i-write/
Because because because BECAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAUSE.. It’s what I do. lol
This might end up as a double post, but I think my original comment has been eaten by the internet. This writing prompt got really existential really fast for me – the question haunted me for days! I also went way over the word limit…
I’m such a slacker… *bows lowly* here is my FIRST Flash Fiction (not fiction) Friday! 🙂
Still pending moderation? http://www.lunisea.com/2015/07/1000-words-why-i-write/
Find out why I write at my BLOG on http://hgleokane.wix.com/heavensgate
Please don’t send the anti crazy gang in the white coats round to collect me!
With love and admiration, naturally, Leo Kane xxx
PS I know I’m a day late, please forgive me I am editing and lost track of the month! What a brilliant excuse eh? Leo
I was on vacation and I missed out on this challenge. But, it’s, like, totally one of my all time favorite topics!!!!
And, as such, I already have a blog post titled “Why I Write”. So, though I’m late to the party and it’s not really in keeping with the rules, I hope you don’t mind if I share.
This place, where other writers are writing and writing about why they write, is the most comfy place to put it. Thanks!!
Why I Write
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This is why I must check my email more often! Late with my post, but damn it was fun to write!
Great topic there Chuck!
[…] a question Chuck Wendig recently asked of his readers, a challenge of sorts. It’s a good one, and the timing for me was appropriate. Mostly because […]
Well my apologies here because I’m a good several days late on this; took me a while to craft the right words. Here ‘goes: http://mattbperkins.com/2015/08/04/why-do-i-write/
[…] Friday over at his blog TerribleMinds, Chuck Wendig sets a flash fiction challenge. Last week he didn’t ask for a flash fiction, but has instead asked for a 1,000 word essay […]
Yeah, I’m late. I blame work 😛 https://princessofdragons.wordpress.com/2015/08/05/why-i-write/
Given the lateness of this submission I think I may write one entitled “Why I Procrastinate,” http://thoughtfulturf.blogspot.ie/2015/08/why-i-write.html
I am terribly late, but with apologies to Herr Chuck the Wendigo, I shall post mine anyway:
i write because mirrors have voices http://courtcan.com/2015/08/12/i-write-because-mirrors-have-voices/
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