On Writing for Others

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Okay, what many people fail to understand is that saying, "You're writing for yourself," in many ways misses the point. Yes, I enjoy writing, but I wouldn't write if it wasn't for that people got to see what I wrote. I want to change the reader's view of the world, or at least impact them somehow upon reading whatever I write. Yes, you should enjoy writing itself, but saying that others don't matter to the process is quite ignorant. Would a singer sing if no one could hear their songs? Would a painter paint if there was no chance of anyone seeing the paintings?
Hence, my writing at least is driven by the desire to cause the reader to feel something, and at best, perhaps to radically change their outlook on life.
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