I know this won't be a typical lesson, but I figured that this would be a good place to start. Honestly, why do we write? There isn't really a true answer. Any reason is a good reason, even if you feel it is dumb. I fact, I don't think there is a dumb reason as to why one writes. They are all logical.
Some possible reasons I thought of are as follows:
*money - I'm sure this isn't the sole reason for most, but could factor into why one does it. Of course, this would mainly apply to published authors or those with Patreon.
*passion - Some folks just really like to throw the pen to the page and make a glorious number of chicken scratches. If you've got the passion, then write.
*to tell - Emotional or personal stories are other reasons why people write. Millions of hurting people out there have a story to tell, but no one to tell it for them. When I think about writing, I always remember back to the times when my friends would cry, begging to understand why no one cared. I want people to care. I just can'[t understand why some people are so apathetic to the broken people in this world. It truly makes no sense.
*To elicit a response - Getting someone to laugh or cry form reading your story is considered an achievement. Some, I'm sure, write solely for this purpose.
This is only a few ideas I had. Perhaps one of these fits you. I know I didn't cover everything, but the purpose of this mini-lesson is for you to think. I'd like you to answer a few questions. Don't worry; there's no wrong answer. This isn't for a grade or anything. Purely consideration and curiosity.
1. Why do you write? (You can list more than one reason.)
2. Can you think of a few more reasons besides what I listed.
3. Are the reasons provided all good reasons? Why or why not?
4. What stories do you like best? What purpose do you suppose the author wrote them for? (not restricted to reasons I provided.)
You don't have to answer these, but I'd prefer if everyone participated.
Pencil Melody, principal