Why I Write: Sharon J. Washington Expresses, Connects, and Creates
Date: October 19, 2011
Summary: Sharon Washington, executive director of the National Writing Project, describes her need to write. "I write because I need to express myself and to connect to others," she says.
I write because I need to express myself and to connect to others.
I write so I can remember comments made by others, my own thoughts, appointments, and to buy the nutmeg I need to bake an apple pie.
I write because I need to release the words that crowd my head.
I write because the screen or paper is a neutral recipient, willing to hold all of my angst and ideas without judgment.
I write so I can create poems that only I read and songs for a chorus of one.
I write because I need those precious moments when everything else slips away.