10-second review: The author comes up with her/his top ten reasons for writing. I’ve selected a few to reprint.
Title: “10 Immediate Benefits of Writing.” Guylane Spencer. The Writer (June 2009), 11-12.
The author’s reasons for writing:
. “When I research subjects that interest me, I enjoy learning about the topic.”
. “Writing sharpens my mind even more that reading does, because it’s more active; it’s exercise for the brain.”
. “I still get a small buzz when I see my story in print.”
. “I enjoy hearing someone tell me that they liked my article…that it made them think….”
. “Writing improves the quality of my life.”
. “Writing adds an element of surprise to my life. Who knows what will happen when I send my work out into the world?”
Comment: The satisfactions that come from writing. RayS.