Fiction, stories, books, novels, that is.
Why do we read stories? What is it about this form of communication that draws us in and absorbs our attention and focus until the words The End? What do we seek from reading? What do we receive from reading?
Conversely, why do some of us write stories? What are our goals or intent? Why do we do it?
Rather than go into all the many ideas I have about either of these I am including two polls below. One for readers and one for writers.
All you writers out there should also be readers and should answer both polls. 🙂
Mark all that apply and then add a comment below to keep the discussion going.
First, thank you for answering the polls and discussing more detailed thoughts. For me, the answers to the above poll questions are evidenced in the creation of the questions themselves. In effect, I created polls that closely reflect my own motivations for both reading and writing.
The only exception may be my desire to be famous. I would rather not be famous, actually, and would prefer to be successful and relatively anonymous.
So, let’s discuss. Why do we read and write, really?
Who is willing to go first?