Today is National Day on Writing! All week, the team behind our writing products - PEG Writing, NC Write, and PEG Writing Scholar - has been sharing their stories of why they write. We hope you enjoy getting to know our team and hearing about why they choose to write.
Today's #WhyIWrite comes from Erin Fletcher, our Assistant Manager of Online Content and Research. Erin is also the author of Where You'll Find Me, Pieces of You and Me, and All Laced Up. You can also find Erin's story on our PEG Writing and PEG Writing Scholar blogs.
- I write because I love it! Despite the negatives, I absolutely love writing. I love when I get an idea and can’t do anything else until I’ve written it down. I love when I find the exact words to say what I wanted to say. I love the feeling of accomplishment when I complete a project.
- I write because I have a story to tell. I’ve read incredible books from writers who have inspired me and changed the way I see the world. I aspire to do the same for someone else. Everyone has a story to tell. Someone out there needs to hear that story. I hope someone benefits from reading my books, just like I’ve benefitted from reading others.
- I write because being an author is fun! I’ve been a guest speaker at several schools. I’ve been interviewed for a radio show in another state. Readers from all over the world have read the books I wrote. That will never stop being surreal!
- I write because I can’t not write. It’s part of who I am. It’s how I express myself. It encompasses my hopes, goals, and dreams. And I wouldn’t have it any other way.