[vc_row margin_top=”0″ margin_bottom=”0″ padding_left=”40″ padding_right=”40″ bg_position=”top” bg_repeat=”no-repeat” bg_cover=”false” bg_attachment=”false” padding_top=”40″ padding_bottom=”40″ parallax_speed=”0″][vc_column][vc_video link=”https://youtu.be/c8DpuTcZBUg”][vc_column_text]Why do we write? There’s writing that we’re contracted or obligated to do, like a weekly column or a thesis or a grant proposal. There’s the writing that just comes out of us, like journaling, or maybe stream of consciousness poetry. Then there’s the writing that we just have to do, that we are not controlling, that needs to be communicated to someone else, like a love letter or a passionate editorial or, in my case, this book.

At the book launch I was asked why I had to write this book. Watch the video to hear my answer. Since then I have heard from so many people about how my book affected them, how they were touched or became thoughtful, or somehow found it helpful in their dealing with their own family situation. The answer I now add to the query about what drew me to write is, “Because others needed me to.”

Why do you write? Who are you writing for? I’d love to know.[/vc_column_text][vc_empty_space height=”20px”][/vc_column][/vc_row]