Meet guest author Mark Simmons over on The Story Reading Ape..
It is a loaded question to be asked why you write. For the answer will differ from one author to the next. But it is a question that I am happy to answer.
There are a number of reasons.
The solitude of writing can be a very soothing act for me. I have always been a person who is comfortable with my own company. I suppose all writers must have the same feelings in some shape or form.
Inventing a universe and everything in it is also a thrilling experience. Not just the characters and locations, but the clothing that each individual is wearing and even the contents of a room. Environment, lighting, temperature can all help add to the mood of a piece.
But for me, mainly it is the escapism of stepping into a world that I have created, and intertwining the lives of the characters within said…
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