November IWSG: Why do you write what you write?
This post was written for the Insecure Writer's Support Group monthly blogging event created and brought to you by writer Alex J Cavanaugh. Alex's awesome co-hosts for the November are Jemi Fraser,Kim Lajevardi, L.G Keltner, Tyrean Martinson, and Rachna Chhabria! Please be sure to visit these wonderful writers.
Of these two quotes, I probably identify with O'Conner's quote the most. To discover what I know about people of whom I've only met in my head and tell their story is quite amazing. I write to write their stories.
On another note, I am unofficially writing with the NaNoWriMo again. Tentative title is Paper Nests. I've had a busy October but I did squeak out a “Beat Sheet”, simple character sheets and a list scenes. It's enough to get me going.
Are you writing with the NaNo? If you write, why do you write? If you're a reader, what connects you most to a story. The characters? The story line? A specific genre? Something else?