Would you?

One of my favorite podcasts is Snap Judgment.  Recently, I listened to the story, entitled “The Recipients” from the segment, “Weight of the World.” I do not want to spoil the story, but a writer sends an email to other writers across the world. In essence, this writer jeopardized his life because he felt that outside of writing nothing else matter.  Hearing the story made me sad.  Authors give so much when they share with the world.  However, I believe that writers should never jeopardize their well-being because their talent or work is not embraced or appreciated. When you listen to the story, share your thoughts and comments.

Should writers jeopardize their lives, families, and well-being to be appreciated?

via Daily Prompt: Jeopardize

Why I Write

handwriting-love-1535813.jpgLately, I have been trying to figure out why I write. What makes me crave expressing myself to others? Why do I feel like my existence revolves around writing? When I am teaching my Composition 1 & 2 classes, or I am teaching a Developmental English course, I have my students read Why I Write by George Orwell.  I have my students read this excerpt at the beginning of class to set the tone for a successful semester.  Have you read this excerpt?

Let’s talk. Are you a writer? Why do you write? What inspires your pen to kiss the paper?