So, I've never really been able much to express myself too well in social settings. I typically just have always tried to go with the flow and try to only speak and act when necessary. I've always used writing as a method to express myself. Even if it was never read. It makes me wonder if self expression is the common thread that makes writing, writing. And what makes a writer a writer. Are there any that write purely for crafts sake? If so, the motivation wouldn't be for love of the art. There are non-fiction writers but who's to say that that person doesn't find self expression through facts rather than fiction? My intuition is telling me that self expression is what makes writing writing and a writer a writer. Maybe thats only true for me. I cant really think of any other reason for a person to write. Excluding practical reasons such as documentation for a proffesion or say, a historian. Curious as to what others think.