We also write to know that we are not “the only ones” thinking and feeling what we do. We discover and interpret the world, and perhaps live life more richly and rarely — because of the writing.
I write and share stories to experience life more than once. In the writing and telling of my stories, others read, listen and respond to me and my words.
Most of all, I write because of the joy it creates. Writing creates connections and magic and certain kinds of permanent bliss. I can write myself in and out of moods and experiences, and create new places to live in my mind. It’s kind of like pole vaulting with a pen.
— Sark, Juicy Pens and Thirsty Paper, p. 27