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    From: (Jms at B5)
 Subject: SFX has a dig. Again...
    Date: 7/3/2000 8:59:00 AM  

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>I will admit to a (morbid?) interest in what drives a writer to write
>though. Joe has said several times that he loves to tell a story.
>Given that the result was B5 among other stuff, this is great. I *am*
>curious as to *why* writers are driven to tell a story though, since I
>am fairly convinced that whatever that drive is, I ain't got it!

A true writer -- as opposed to someone who's only in it for the bucks, or who
just want the Pointy Hat that says "I sold something" -- can't NOT write.
Stories are always unfolding behind your eyes, and the only way to get rid of
them is to write them up and send them away.

Case in point...during our first trip to England about 12 years ago, my wife
told me, very specifically, "We're not going overseas so you can write. This
is a vacation. No writing."

I said sure, no problem...and by the third day there I'd bought a small pen and
a pocket-sized spiral notebook in a pharmacists, and was secretly making notes
on my next novel (which became OtherSyde) in the bathroom at night.

Just can't *not* do it.


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