Why Do Writers Write?


This question is asked a lot in my circle of friends and fellow writers. Some write to tell a story. Some write because they feel like it's God's calling on their lives. Some write thinking they will gain fame once published and some write to get rich.

This week I got a letter in the mail from a woman in jail. She said that in the facilities she is currently residing in, they are only allowed to read Christian books. She'd just finished reading TO TRUST AN OUTLAW and said that she loved it, something every author and publisher loves to hear. But, it gets better! Because she's only allowed to read Christian books, she has learned more about God while in jail then ever before in her life. She told me she is 45 years old and has two grandchildren. When she gets out, she is going home and teaching her children and grandchildren about God.

Her letter is the reason I write.

6 comments:

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The Write Life said...

What an awesome letter and compliment to your writing! I love that they can only read Christian books in that jail. Sounds like its making an impact.

Sandy Haney said...

When I was little girl, I gave a poem I had written to a dear elderly friend. Tears rested in the deep wrinkles of her face as she read the rhyme. She hugged me and thanked me for reminding her of God's great love. It was then I knew I wanted to be a writer. Thank you for reminding me of that.

CatMom said...

WOW!! That is so wonderful, Rhonda - - a precious testimony to your writing. Thank you for sharing this.
Blessings, Patti Jo :)

Rhonda Gibson said...

Thank you Sandy for the sweet post. Your post are also the reason I blog. Funny how that made full circle.

I am truly blessed. Thank you Patti Jo and Paige for stopping by.

Jeff Rivera said...

Every writer has their own personal reason why they write. As every passion in writing has the fire to lit it up.