Why We Write This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine.

January 26, 2010
When I saw the first line of Frankie M.'s “Why We Write,” I thought, Oh great, another angsty teenage article on why writing is so deep and how they'd die if they didn't write. But out of hope that the article would be better, I read on.

As the story progressed, I became awed. Frankie put into words exactly what was in my head. I write because I hope that somewhere, sometime, “someone will read it and it will mean something to them.” Someone out there has the same reasons for writing as me? How cool! Apparently, “I write for the same reason I breathe” too.

So, thank you, Frankie, for writing this article and making me feel less selfish for writing so I'll be known, and for wanting my words to mean something to someone.

This work has been published in the Teen Ink monthly print magazine. This piece has been published in Teen Ink’s monthly print magazine.

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Muesingm said...
Feb. 25, 2010 at 7:31 am
Catherine your comments are excellent. I hope that you keep that honest love for your art. That is exactly why I teach!
RukiaKuchiki123 said...
Feb. 9, 2010 at 11:18 am
You are right Catherine and ZenGirl...ROCK ON!!!
ZenGirl said...
Jan. 29, 2010 at 12:10 pm
I like to think it's why we all do it :]
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